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Les cloches ailées by Line Vautrin – gilded bronze pair of earrings – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Each bell is stamped with the initials of Line Vautrin “L.V”.
Very good condition.
Width: 1 in. (2,6 cm)| Height: 2 in. (5,2 cm)| Depth: 0.75 in. (1,6 cm) 
Weight: 28g

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About "Les cloches ailées" by Line Vautrin

This pair of gilded bronze earrings named Les cloches ailées, meaning “The winged bells”, represents small bells topped with gilded bronze wings. The wings are reversed and are hooked to the handle of the bell to point towards the face of the person wearing the earrings. The clapper of the bell is mobile. The legend, in certain Catholic countries and particularly in France, affirms that, on the evening of Holy Thursday, the bells go to Rome where the Pope blesses them. The bells are back on Easter morning and are loaded with eggs that they will spread throughout the gardens. Each bell is stamped with the initials of Line Vautrin “L.V”.
Manufactured between 1950 and 1960, they are in very good original condition and have 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.