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Le Louvre by Line Vautrin – silvered bronze paperweight and ruler – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Signed with the initials “L.V.” on the left side.
Very good condition.
Height: 0.5 in. (1 cm)| Depth: 1.5 in. (3,5 cm)| Width: 7 2/4 in. (19 cm)| Weight: 468g
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About "Le Louvre" by Line Vautrin

"Le Louvre" is a paperweight or a decorative object.
Its shape was simply imagined by Line Vautrin, who admired the buildings of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
On the front, the object is graduated in centimetres from 1 to 19 so that it can also be used as a ruler. Line Vautrin also wanted to engrave the half-centimetres and it is interesting to note that the 8 and the 9 are registered respectively to the right and to the left of the graduation line.
The object is signed with the initials “L.V.” on the left side.
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.