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Le gendarme et le voleur by Line Vautrin – gilded bronze armband – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1940-1949 You should know: Signed “LINE VAUTRIN” on the first part and “L.V” on the second one
Very good condition.
Height: 1.5 in. (4 cm) | Width: 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) | Length : 2.5 in. (6.5 cm)
Weight: 84g
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About Le gendarme et le voleur armband by Line Vautrin

This armband is composed of two parts, the left one representing a gendarme and the right one depicting a thief. The two parts are two-tone, in gilded bronze and in silvered bronze. They are "joined" by three aligned ferrets.
These two parts are connected at the back by an element that makes the armband rigid. The two parts are joined by a ferret.

The best for a woman is to wear the armband and the necklace together.

Ferrets are friendly and affectionate animals, but they are also very thief.
In French language, thieves are sometimes associated with ferrets.

Manufactured around 1943 – 1945, this piece of jewellery is in very good condition.
The thief part is signed LV and the gendarme part is signed Line Vautrin

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.