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Le gendarme et le voleur, Gilded Bronze Necklace, Line Vautrin 'France'

$15,017.72

About

This unique necklace is composed of a large link representing a gendarme (left) and another large link depicting a thief (right). The two links are two-tone, in gilded bronze and in silvered bronze. They are "joined" by three aligned ferrets. These two links are connected at the back by an element that makes the necklace rigid through eight smaller links and a clasp. The links are joined by a ferret. Ferrets are friendly and affectionate animals, but they are also very thief. In French language, thieves are sometimes associated with ferrets. Manufactured around 1943 – 1945, this piece of jewellery is in very good condition. It is accompanied by its certificate of authenticity established by the "Line Vautrin For Ever" Committee stipulating "modèle et pièce unique" (“unique model and piece”). The middle of the larger element bears the signature by stamping "LINE VAUTRIN". Line Vautrin started working on her first creations, which were bracelets, at the age of 21. Throughout her career, she mainly created mirrors in Talosel and bronze works. She rent a stand at the Universal Exhibition of 1937. This event enabled her to gain popularity and so diversify her production: she started creating jewellery, bag clasps, belt buckles,... Line Vautrin is today admitted a major player in post-war French decorative arts.

Details

  • Creator
    Line Vautrin (Designer, Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.19 in. (3 cm)Width: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1943
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brussels, BE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: COD12_441stDibs: LU2994323954462

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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