Gilded bronze box "Je t'aime un peu, beaucoup, passionnément"

Line Vautrin

reference ZD63

Je t’aime… Un peu… beaucoup… passionnément. (I love you a little, a lot, passionately), gilded bronze box, Line Vautrin (France)

unforget says

"I love you a little ... a lot ... passionately" is a gilded bronze box that is rarely seen on the market. This is a rebus box, Message is deciphered as follows:

The flower above the heart with the first petal that we remove for "I love you ... a little ... a lot" is the story of the daisy flower from which we remove the petals to find out which point we love the chosen one of his heart ...
Steps for “PAS” in French language -
The musical note SI (in French Language) on the score, The Si being at the top of the box we have the O (High is “Haut” in French language)
The little “n” in front of the magnet for the n’AIMANT
The reunion of this rebus constitutes the magnificent sentence JE T’AIME… UN PEU… BEAUCOUP… – PAS – SI - O - n’ - AIMANT

The back of the case bears the signature "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping.

Very nice box on the theme of love

Line Vautrin's bronze work is immense.
Line’s father worked bronze and had his own atelier.
She created her first objects around the age of 21.

She rented a booth at the Universal Exhibition of 1937, this exhibition will allow Line Vautrin to make itself known and to diversify its production where she offered jewelry, lady's bag clasps, belt buckles and counted among her client famous people like Yves Saint Laurent, Françoise Sagan, Ingrid Bergman.

Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
Circa 1945-1950
Dimensions: Height : 1 1/4inch - 3 cm
Length: 2 1/4 inch - 6 cm
Width: 3 1/4 inch - 8 cm
Markings : Signed with a two line stamp "LINE VAUTRIN" on the back side
All photos copyright Ludovic Vandenweghe for

Line Vautrin (1913 – 1997)

Line Vautrin was born on April 28th in Paris. Her family owned a bronze foundry on Faubourg Saint-Antoine.

She started working on her first creations, which were bracelets, at the age of 21 and opened her first boutique in 1938.

She exhibits at “Salon des Artistes décorateurs” during 1939-1942 and presents her first gilt-bronze boxes.

After a short stay in Casablanca, she’s back in Paris in 1950 and discover a new material, cellulose acetate that she patents and renames “Talosel” and begins to produce her famous convex mirrors.

1958, Line opens a new boutique at Rue de l’Université in Paris. She sells her creations to famous people such as Brigitte Bardot, François Sagan and Ingrid Bergman.

She met David Gill in 1987 who will revive her fame organising exhibitions troughout the world. London, Tokyo, NYC, Barcelona and Brussels.

Line Dies in 1997 two years before the retrospective in Musée des Arts décoratifs.


Photos archives Marie Laure Bonnaud Vautrin

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