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La Balayeuse du Sacré-Cœur by Line Vautrin – powder compact in gilded bronze – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know:  Signed by stamping two line “Line Vautrin“.
Very good condition
Height: 0.39 in. (1 cm)| Width: 2.99 in. (7,6 cm)| Depth: 3.62 in. (9,2 cm) 
Weight: 200g

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About La balayeuse du Sacré-Coeur by Line Vautrin

This powder compact designed by Line Vautrin bears the name “La balayeuse du Sacré-Coeur”, which means “The Sacré-Coeur sweeper”.
The chasings on the entire lid represent the steps of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris.
The clasp is formed by a sweeper cleaning the steps.
Manufactured around 1950, this compact is in very good original condition, has a use patina, a mirror and its original cloth.
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.