Ref : E5_20
Mazarin by Line Vautrin – Talosel Mirror – France
|Artist: Line Vautrin||Manufacturer: Line Vautrin|
|Period: 1950-1959||You should know:
Signed by scarification “LINE VAUTRIN X”
Very good condition.
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About "Mazarin by Line Vautrin"
Rare Mazarin mirror
The circular structure in matt black talosel consists of a large crown cut into 16 elements. Each element is garnished with a small convex mirror surmounted by a row of small silver mirrors. The rim of the convex central mirror is striated, the striations are elegantly reflected on the edge of the central mirror.
For the design of this model, Line Vautrin was inspired by a mirror on a painting by Jan Van Eyck from 1434 "Les époux Arnolfini" (The Arnolfini couple) (National Gallery Collection, London). (See accompanying illustration). Manufactured by the Line Vautrin workshops around 1960, the mirror is in very good condition, it also bears the original rear protective fabric patinated by time.
It is signed by scarification on the back "LINE VAUTRIN X".
Talosel is a material invented by Line Vautrin towards the end of the 1950s, made up of layers of resin superimposed, scraped and worked in the fire, scarified and encrusted (or not) with mirrors.