Gilded bronze box "Plume"

Line Vautrin

reference U1211_43

La Plume, gilded bronze box, Line Vautrin, France

unforget says

Gilded bronze box in the shape of a feather, the cover of which represents a finely chiseled feather.
The body of the box, high in size and in the shape of an "arrow" follows the shape given by the lid.
The interior is painted in a sea green color.
In very good condition with its original patina.
Signed by stamping on two lines "LINE VAUTRIN"

An unusual model, produced around the 1950s.

Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
Circa 1950
Dimensions: Height : 2 1/4inch - 5,5 cm
Length: 3 3/4 inch - 9,5 cm
Width: 1 1/4inch - 3 cm
Markings : Stamped "LINE VAUTRIN" two lines
All photos copyright Gilles van den Abeele 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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