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De la poudre et des bals ! by Line Vautrin – silvered bronze box – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: The back bears the signature “LINE VAUTRIN”
Very good condition and nice patina.
Height: 1.25 in. (3 cm)| Depth : 2 in. (5 cm)| Width: 7 in. (17,7 cm)|
Weight: 485g
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About “De la poudre et des bals !” by Line Vautrin

“De la poudre et des bals” (by Line Vautrin) means “Powder and balls” in French. It is a double meaning message imagined by Line Vautrin on the eve of the Second World War. 
The first message is about the powder from a compact to go to the ball at night, the second message is about gunpowder and bullets (“balle” can also mean “bullet” in French). "De la poudre et des bals !" therefore relates to the ball women could (finally) go to after the war. The small opening handle represents a mask. Manufactured around 1960, this box is in very good condition and has a vintage patina. The back bears the signature "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping.
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.