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Line Vautrin

La Mer "The Sea" Box, ca. France, circa 1942, 1950

Bronze doré box, interior lined with cork
1 1/2 × 7 × 5 3/4 in
3.8 × 17.8 × 14.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Maison Gerard
New York, New York
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A rare model. The image on the lid is inspired by an iconic photograph by Dora Maar, muse to …

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A rare model. The image on the lid is inspired by an iconic photograph by Dora Maar, muse to Picasso and a noted artist in her own right, originally used in an ad for Pétrole Hahn hair lotion in the 1930s. Vautrin dedicated this piece to the singer Charles Trenet, a friend of her husband, who was known for his song …

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Condition
Good
Series
La Mer
Line Vautrin
French, 1913–1997
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French artist, jeweler, and designer Line Vautrin’s costume jewels and sculpted objects defined Parisian Neo-Romantic chic. Made of resin, glass, and bronze, Vautrin’s designs exist outside of traditional definitions of jewelry and call to mind primitive designs and motifs that reference ancient inscribed tables, hieroglyphics, and pictographs. Her work ranged from jewelry to objects such as mirrors, trays, and boxes. Devoted to experimentation, she opened A.D.A.M., the Association for the Development of the Manual Arts, a craft school where she taught metalworking and jewelry making, and also sold some of the raw materials she employed in her own practice, such as mirrors and sheets of Talosel.

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About the work
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Maison Gerard
New York, New York
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A rare model. The image on the lid is inspired by an iconic photograph by Dora Maar, muse to …

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A rare model. The image on the lid is inspired by an iconic photograph by Dora Maar, muse to Picasso and a noted artist in her own right, originally used in an ad for Pétrole Hahn hair lotion in the 1930s. Vautrin dedicated this piece to the singer Charles Trenet, a friend of her husband, who was known for his song …

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Condition
Good
Series
La Mer
Line Vautrin
French, 1913–1997
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French artist, jeweler, and designer Line Vautrin’s costume jewels and sculpted objects defined Parisian Neo-Romantic chic. Made of resin, glass, and bronze, Vautrin’s designs exist outside of traditional definitions of jewelry and call to mind primitive designs and motifs that reference ancient inscribed tables, hieroglyphics, and pictographs. Her work ranged from jewelry to objects such as mirrors, trays, and boxes. Devoted to experimentation, she opened A.D.A.M., the Association for the Development of the Manual Arts, a craft school where she taught metalworking and jewelry making, and also sold some of the raw materials she employed in her own practice, such as mirrors and sheets of Talosel.

Line Vautrin

La Mer "The Sea" Box, ca. France, circa 1942, 1950

Bronze doré box, interior lined with cork
1 1/2 × 7 × 5 3/4 in
3.8 × 17.8 × 14.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
New York, New York
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