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La main dans les flots by Line Vautrin – gilded bronze vide-poches – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Signed “LINE VAUTRIN” by stamping, on two lines.Very good condition 
Diameter: 4.75 in. (12cm)| Height: 1 in. (2,5 cm)| Weight: 422g

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About the "la main dans les flot" vide-poches by Line Vautrin

This trinket bowl depicts a small hand in the sea waves.
The sea is represented by a cold enamel decoration, in grey-blue tones. The bronze objects enhanced with enamel are the rarest of the artist's work.
La main dans les flots is one of the many sea-related objects made by Line Vautrin.
There is also the iconic box and the pocket emptier “La Mer”, but also the “Neptune” box, “La Sirène au bateau”, “La main aux poissons”,...
The object is signed "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping, on two lines.
Manufactured between 1950 and 1960, it is in very good original condition and has a use patina.
Line Vautrin started working on her first creations, which were bracelets, at the age of 21.
Throughout her career, she mainly created mirrors in Talosel and bronze works.
She rent a stand at the Universal Exhibition of 1937. This event enabled her to gain popularity and so diversify her production: she started creating jewellery, bag clasps, belt buckles,...
Line Vautrin is today admitted a major player in post-war French decorative arts.