A magical single row necklace from Line Vautrin, magician and poetess of jewellery, created in the 1960s. Made from 'talousel' (a type of resin popular in the 1960s) and fragments of golden bronze mirror, it is a classic and simple piece, an easy to wear example of this wonderful designer's later work. It has a simple secure hook clasp at the rear An astounding artist, the truly individual Line Vautrin was named a ‘poetess in metal’ by Vogue magazine in 1948, starting her career in such prestigious surroundings, making buttons for Schiaparelli. She went on create some of the most extraordinary and individual jewellery, artists’ jewellery in very poetic and clever designs. These included necklace, brooches, bracelets and earrings, as well as boxes and other objets de vertu, often including words and images from literature, mythology and folklore. In the 1960s she started working with small fragments of mirror,and ‘talousel’, a form of resin particular to France. These included all jewellery forms, as well as the most fabulous mirrors or ‘sorcieres’.
- CreatorLine Vautrin
- Place of originFrance
- Date of manufactureearly 1960s
- MetalBase Metal
- ConditionExcellent. As with the majority of Line Vautrin talousel and mirrored pieces there can be some slight cracking and slight fragmentation to some of the mirrored pieces. This is not distracting and enhances the necklace. .
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
W .25 in. x D .25 in.
W 6.35 mm x D 6.35 mm
- Length26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
- Weight44 g
- Seller locationLondon, GB
- Seller reference numberFB0543
- Reference numberv30921805144290183fs
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