Ref : COD12_44

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

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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1940-1949

You should know: Signed “LINE VAUTRIN”  
Very good condition.

Dimensions: 
Height: 1 1/4 in. (0,3 cm) | Width: 16 2/4 in. (3,5 cm) |
Weight: 130g 
Other information (if any):
 Accompanied by its certificate of authenticity 

About Le gendarme et le voleur by Line Vautrin

This unique necklace is composed of a large link representing a gendarme (left) and another large link depicting a thief (right). The two links are two-tone, in gilded bronze and in silvered bronze. They are "joined" by three aligned ferrets.
These two links are connected at the back by an element that makes the necklace rigid through eight smaller links and a clasp. The links are joined by a ferret.

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.
It is accompanied by its certificate of authenticity established by the "Line Vautrin For Ever" Committee stipulating "modèle et pièce unique" (“unique model and piece”).
The middle of the larger element bears the signature by stamping "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.