"La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur" Line Vautrin gilded bronze box
An extremely scarce Line Vautrin gilded bronze box called "La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur" (Recognition is the memory of the heart) Designed and manufactured by Line Vautrin, France, circa 1955 Gilded bronze, Cold enameling decoration in orange, white and blue. Stamped at the back on two lines LINE VAUTRIN Be sure to check our inventory, we have a large selection of Line Vautrin's items
Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
H 1.19 in. x W 5.32 in. x D 3.55 in.
H 3 cm x W 13.5 cm x D 9 cm
Markings : Back stamped Line Vautrin, Stamped in two lines "LINE VAUTRIN"
Very good vintage condition Lovely patina Corck inside Please note some scratches in the enamel (right side of the cover, on white enamel, due to manufacturing process), nothing disturbing for the beauty of this box
Line Vautrin (1913 – 1997)
Line Vautrin was born on April 28th in Paris. Her family owns a bronze foundry on Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
She started working on her first creations, bracelets, at the age of 21 and opens his 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