Ref : B01_03

Witch Soleil à pointes by Line Vautrin – mirror in Talosel inlaid with bronze mirrors – model number 2 – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959

You should know: Signed by scarification “LINE VAUTRIN” and bears the “ROI” stamp.
Very good condition.

Height: 1.25 in. (3 cm)| Diameter: 9.75 in. (25 cm)
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About Witch Soleil à pointes by Line Vautrin

Soleil à pointes mirror is made of dark beige Talosel. The sun’s rays and the rim of the mirror are encrusted with fragments of bronze-coloured mirrors. The centre is a convex mirror, otherwise known as “witch mirror”.  The colour combination of the inlaid mirrors and Talosel is a great success. This mirror is pleasant to admire thanks to its presence and very warm tones. The Soleil à pointes mirror exists in various sizes: from size 0 to size 5, to our knowledge. In this case, it is a mirror that used to be called "Soleil à pointes numéro 2" by Line Vautrin and her team.

This object is in very good condition, the protective fabric at the back is also original. It is signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN" and also bears the "ROI" stamp. Line Vautrin loved puns. This is why she sometimes used two different types of stamps: "ROI" for mirrors (miROIrs in French) and "JOUX" for jewellery (biJOUX in French). 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.