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Line Vautrin Necklaces

Celebrated as the “poetess of metal” by Vogue magazine, designer Line Vautrin’s provocative works, which span furniture and jewelry, are characterized by fanciful forms and technical excellence. An audacious decorative artist and intellectual during a time when women were expected to fall into traditional roles, her inspirational designs show her passion for literature, wordplay and mythological allegory.

Born in 1914, Vautrin possessed a sense of curiosity and keen observational skills that led her to start creating at an early age. A talented autodidact, she taught herself to work with metal while spending time in her family’s bronze foundry. Vautrin had already mastered the skills of casting, carving, gilding and polishing bronze by the time she was in her early teens, and introduced her first line of jewelry when she was only twenty years old, offering her unique brooches, belt clasps and buttons to a select group of customers. In 1937, Vautrin helmed a small booth at the Paris International Exposition, where she gained some notoriety for her handcrafted accessories. Around the same time, Vautrin worked briefly for Elsa Schiaparelli, a like-minded fashion designer whose achievements propelled her onto the cover of Time magazine in 1934.

Vautrin opened a modest boutique near the Champs-Élysées in the late 1930s. During World War II, she created playful and sophisticated necklaces, powder boxes, earrings and other items that gave her clientele a welcome respite from wartime hardships. There was great demand for Vautrin’s work, and she opened a larger shop on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1946. Shortly thereafter, she opened her own atelier in Paris’s then run-down Marais district with her husband, interior decorator Jacques Armand Bonnaud. The neighborhood would later become world-famous for its boutiques and designer shops.

Vautrin’s boundless curiosity led her to constantly experiment with new materials and processes. In 1955, she perfected her technique with a new form of cellulose acetate resin, which she patented under the name Talosel. Vautrin used this material extensively to create complicated mirrored inlays, which became one of her signature motifs.

Throughout her life, Vautrin played with literary and religious iconography in her designs, drawing inspiration from common aphorisms, ancient world mythologies and alchemical principles. Her passion for symbology and the written word is reflected in her work, which often features intricate lettering and carefully rendered shapes and figures. Vautrin's pieces were imbued with her own sense of humor and love of fantasy.

In 1969, Vautrin closed her shop, and, alongside her daughter, Marie-Laure Bonnaud-Vautrin, opened a craft school to teach her innovative techniques to aspiring artists. Vautrin retired in 1980 but continued to create art from her apartment up until her death in 1997. Her individualism earned her a place among the most iconic creators of mid-century jewelry and decorative objects. Actress Brigitte Bardot and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent became notable collectors of her work.

In 1992, Vautrin was recognized for her work in developing new decorative techniques by the Société d'Encouragement aux Métiers d’Art (later the Institut National des Métiers d’Art). Her designs were also celebrated by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which held a retrospective of her works in 1999.

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Creator: Line Vautrin
Line Vautrin Silvered Bronze Necklace "Entrelacs" 'Tracery' 1950'
By Line Vautrin
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Behold a captivating masterpiece designed by the renowned French artist Line Vautrin (1913-1997). This intriguing and beautiful bronze silvered necklace from the 1950s showcases Vaut...
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1950s French Arts and Crafts Vintage Line Vautrin Necklaces

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Silver, Bronze

Talosel and Mirror Line Vautrin Sautoire
By Line Vautrin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Spectacular sautoire necklace in delicate golden bronze iridescent mirrored fragments, all set in color 'talousel', French resin, by Line Vautrin - made in France circa 1950/60s.
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Mid-20th Century French Artisan Line Vautrin Necklaces

Exceptional Irina Paris Vintage Pendant, 70s
By Line Vautrin
Located in Verviers, Région Wallonne
Impressive and rare French Vintage pendant from the 70s signed I. for Irina Paris. Resin, talosel, Line Vautrin school. Condition: Excellent vi...
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20th Century Line Vautrin Necklaces

line vautrin pendant
By Line Vautrin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Icone pendant Sign Line Vautrin hand made in 1940 in bronze.
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1940s Vintage Line Vautrin Necklaces

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Bronze

La Colombe Necklace by Line Vautrin
By Line Vautrin
Located in PARIS, FR
Articulated Necklace in Gilded Bronze with large links . Pear-shaped medallion with semi-relief decoration figuring a dove. Signed ion the reverse of the medallion. H : 4,5 cm - L ...
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1960s European Artist Vintage Line Vautrin Necklaces

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22k Gold, Brass

Talosel and Mirror Double Row Line Vautrin Necklace
By Line Vautrin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Spectacular necklace in delicate golden bronze mirrored fragments, all set in cream colored 'talousel', French resin, by Line Vautrin - made in France circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century French Artisan Line Vautrin Necklaces

Vertebrae Necklace by Line Vautrin
By Line Vautrin
Located in PARIS, FR
Vertebrae Necklace by Line Vautrin - Gilt Bronze ( 22K Gold Plated) - Signed Line Vautrin Circa 1945 (46.2 x 2.2 cm) Line Vautrin was a French jewelry maker, designer, and decorative...
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1960s European Artist Vintage Line Vautrin Necklaces

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22k Gold, Brass

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Gold mirrored glass and talousel collarette, Line Vautrin, France, 1960s.
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Talousel and mirror multi row necklace, Line Vautrin, 1960s
By Line Vautrin
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
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Line Vautrin necklaces for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Line Vautrin necklaces available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using bronze. We have 4 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider necklaces by Robert Goossens for Chanel, Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent, and Countess Cis Zoltowska. Prices for Line Vautrin necklaces can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $880 and tops out at $10,830, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $5,850.

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