Passer au contenu principal
(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.
“I think that most of the time, it’s the rhythm that pushes me to do something, then the idea comes to be incorporated in some way into these volumes, to the surfaces which are swaying …”
by Line Vautrin – Talosel table lamp
Image by Ludovic Vandenweghe for Unforget.eu
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, Françoise Sagan and Ingrid Bergman.
Soleil à pointes (Spiked sun) by Line Vautrin – Talosel mirror inlaid with alternating light green and dark green colored mirrors (shape number 3)
Bracelet by Line Vautrin – Black Talosel encrusted with Parma colored mirrors
Talosel vide-poche by Line Vautrin – Inlaid with fragments of mirrors
J’ai perdu ma tourterelle (I lost my dove) by Line Vautrin – Box in silvered bronze
Seul au Monde by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze box
Hedgehog by Line Vautrin – Cuff bracelet in gilded bronze
La Sirène au Bateau (The mermaid with the boat) by Line Vautrin – Silvered bronze box
Icare by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze armband
Pill box by Line Vautrin- Talosel encrusted with garnet red mirrors
La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur by Line Vautrin – Silvered bronze box enhanced with enamel
Sequins by Line Vautrin – Talosel mirror encrusted with pink, amber and gold mirrors.
C’est la vie by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze box whose lid is enhanced with enamel
J’ai grand appétit de vous (I have a big appetite for you) by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze compact
Vide-poches Cup by Line Vautrin – Talosel encrusted with garnet mirrors
Necklace by Line Vautrin – Talosel encrusted with water-green mirrors
Villa d’Este by Line Vautrin – Bracelet in Talosel encrusted with silver mirrors
Bracelet by Line Vautrin – Beige Talosel encrusted with violetts mirrors
Marguerite by Line Vautrin – Light beige Talosel mirror inlaid with silver gray mirrors
Les filles de Neptune (Daughters of Neptune) by Line Vautrin – Suite of 5 boxes in gilded bronze and silvered bronze
Sorcière mirror by Line Vautrin – Light beige Talosel mirror encrusted with silver gray mirrors
The manifestation by Line Vautrin – Cuff bracelet in gilded bronze
The Armenian alphabet by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze compact
Aiguillette by Line Vautrin – Sautoir necklace in gilded bronze
Flèche et Carquois (Arrow and Quiver) by Line Vautrin – Pair of gilt bronze earrings
Lampe Fleur by Line Vautrin – Talosel table lamp
The sweeper of the Sacred Heart by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze box
Soleil à pointes (Spiked sun) by Line Vautrin – Dark brown Talosel mirror encrusted with parma mauve mirrors (shape number 3)
Happy among the crowd by Line Vautrin – Silvered bronze box
La dernière cène by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze paperweight with enamel decor
Puzzle by Line Vautrin – Box in gilded bronze
Aime tant et plus by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze box
La Balayeuse du Sacré Coeur by Line Vautrin – Silvered bronze box
Berthe aux grands pieds by Line Vautrin – Gilt bronze necklace
Talosel box with encrusted mirrors by Line Vautrin
La Folie or Le soleil a rendez-vous avec la lune by Line Vautrin – Talosel mirror
The Faubourg Saint Honoré (and the Elysée) by Line Vautrin – Suite of 3 gilt bronze boxes
La main dans les flots by Line Vautrin – gilt bronze pocket emptier with enamel decoration
Soleil à pointes by Line Vautrin – Talosel mirror encrusted with dark pink and light pink mirrors (shape number 3)