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Silvered Bronze Box "De la poudre et des bals !"



"Powder and balls" is a two-way message, imagined by Line Vautrin on the eve of the Second World War, the first message was powder from a compact to go out at the ball at night, the second is the gunpowder and bullets from the same weapon. "Powder and balls" therefore means the party and the ball which women could (finally) attend after the Second World War. The small opening handle represents a mask. Manufactured circa 1950, in very good condition with its vintage patina. The back of the case bears the signature "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping. Line Vautrin is a major player in post-war French decorative arts. Throughout her career, Line Vautrin imagined sumptuous witch mirrors in Talosel encrusted with colored mirrors, but also a work in bronze which is immense, daughter of a bronzier, she created her first objects around the age of 21. She will rent a stand at the Universal Exhibition of 1937, this exhibition will allow Line Vautrin to make herself known and to diversify its production, it offers jewelry, lady's bag clasps, belt buckles ... The creation of objects for the home such as cigarette boxes, cocktail table boxes, pill boxes, ashtrays began in the 1940s.


  • Creator
    Line Vautrin (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.19 in. (3 cm)Width: 6.97 in. (17.7 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1945-1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brussels, BE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZD611stDibs: LU2994321351012

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    Ships From: Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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