Talosel mirror, edges incrusted with glass petals.


Line Vautrin


 
 
 
reference B04_33

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"Tortoiseshell" talosel mirror embellished with three layers of successive petals.
The first circle decorated with dark amber petals, the second with milk white petals and the third with dark amber petals. Some color variations towards the lighter.
This mirror is impressive by its thickness (5.5cms) which gives it an extraordinary presence.
Manufactured in the 1960s, The Line Vautrin Comité lets us know that this is one of the very first "Zinnia" mirror models.
It is signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN" and also bears the mention "Made in France". This Mirror is in very good condition, the rear protective fabric is also original.
This rare mirror is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the "Line Vautrin for Ever" Committee.
It is signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN" and also bears the mention "Made in France".
This mirror is in very good condition, the rear protective fabric is also original.
This rare mirror is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the "Line Vautrin for Ever" Committee.
Talosel is a material invented by Line Vautrin in the mid-1950s.
The material is made up of superimposed layers of resin which will be shaped by fire, scarified and encrusted with different pieces or shards of colored mirrors. We find a fairly varied palette of colors, gold, bronze, silver, red, blue, green, pink, purple, bronze, amber ...
The name comes from the technical term "elaborated cellulose acetate". The shape of the mirrors were obtained using a pattern, so the dimensions for similar models are similar.
Once the shape was obtained, the mirror was hot scarified and the front side received an always hot inlay of pieces of mirrors following the artist's inspiration.

technical
Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
Circa 1955
Dimensions:
W 15in. - 38cm x H 17 3/4in. - 45cm x D 2 1/4in. - 5.5cm
you should know
Signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN" and also bears the mention "Made in France".
Very good to excellent condition.

Line Vautrin
Talosel mirror, edges incrusted with glass petals.
REF B04_33
 
 
 
 
All photos copyright Ludovic Vandenweghe for Unforget.eu


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.

 

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