reference 1705_20

Je suis allé au marché aux oiseaux...

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From a poem of Jacques Prévert
"Je suis allé au marché aux oiseaux et j'ai acheté des oiseaux Pour toi Mon amour Je suis allé au marché aux fleurs Et j'ai acheté des fleurs Pour toi mon amour Je suis allé au marché de la ferraille Et j'ai acheté des chaînes Pour toi mon amour Et puis je suis allé au marché des esclaves Mais je ne t'ai pas trouvée Mon amour".

Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
Circa 1946
Complete with original mirror and canvas
Dia: 3 1/2 inch - 8,5 cms
Markings : Stamped "LINE VAUTRIN" This piece can be accompanied by a certificate from Line Vautrin Committee at buyer expense
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Excellent vintage condition
Probably the most sought after Line Vautrin Compact

Line Vautrin
Gilded compact "pour toi mon Amour"
REF 1705_20
All photos copyright Gilles van den Abeele for Unforget.eu

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

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