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Talosel box with encrusted mirrors by Line Vautrin – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Very good condition 
Height: 1 2/4 in. (3,9 cm)| Width: 4 2/4 in. (11,6 cm) | Depth: 3 1/4 in. (8,5 cm)

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About this talosel box with encrusted mirrors by Line Vautrin

Alongside the creation of Talosel mirrors, Line Vautrin also imagined a diversified series of objects. Decorative objects (mirror encrusted eggs, for example) as well as everyday objects such as lighter holders, office accessories or boxes.
This is a very pretty box with a finely chiseled structure. The lid and sides of the box are covered with silver, bronze, verdigris and gold-coloured mirrors.
The hinge is made of steel and the lid of the box has lightly been hot formed to allow an easy gripping and opening.
This object is in very good condition.
It is not signed, please note it is sometimes the case of Talosel objects or objects that Line Vautrin used to present.
However, it will be delivered to you accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the hand of Marie-Laure Bonnaud, daughter of the artist and sole owner of the rights of Line Vautrin's works.
Talosel is a material invented by Line Vautrin in the mid-1950s.
The material is made up of superimposed layers of resin which are shaped by fire, scarified and encrusted with different pieces or shards of coloured mirrors.It exists in many colours: gold, bronze, silver, red, blue, green, pink, purple, bronze, amber,...
The name comes from the technical term "elaborated cellulose acetate".
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.