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La prière de Saint François by Line Vautrin – silvered bronze box – France

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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Signed by stamping two line “LINE VAUTRIN”
Very good condition.
Dimensions : 
Height : 1.25 in. (3 cm)| Depth: 5.50 in. (8 cm)| Width: 6.25 in. (7 cm)| Weight: 755g
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About “La prière de Saint François” by Line Vautrin

This is large silvered bronze box inspired by Saint Francis, a Christian prayer for peace.
You can read on the "La prière de Saint François" by Line Vautrin box cover:

“Lord, make me the instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where is the discord, let me put unite
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon’
Where is the despair, let me put hope
Where is the darkness, let me put light
Where is the sadness, let me put joy
Make lord that I do not seek so much to be consoled as to console
to be understood than to understand
to be loved than to love”

By doing some research on Wikipedia, we found the following information: "The prayer of Saint Francis is a Christian prayer for peace, commonly but mistakenly attributed to Francis of Assisi, it appears for the first time in 1912".
This box spreads a message of love and hope, which were important values to Line Vautrin.
The box is signed “Line Vautrin” with a diamond point and produced circa 1960.
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.