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Line Vautrin Long talousel and bronze mirror single row necklace, 1960s


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’.


  • Creator
    Line Vautrin
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    early 1960s
  • Period
  • Metal
    Base Metal
  • Condition
    Excellent. 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. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    W .25 in. x D .25 in.

    W 6.35 mm x D 6.35 mm

  • Length
    26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
  • Weight
    44 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
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