«Ciel, purgatoire, enfer» articulated brooch, circa 1950

Line Vautrin (1913-1997)

Gilt-bronze brooch depicting heaven with an angel, purgatory by a world map and hell with a demon. Stamped: L.V

Provenance : French private collection

Literature :

– Line Vautrin, Bijoux et Objets, Line Vautrin et Patrick Mauriès, éd. Thames & Hudson, Paris, 1992, p.50.

2 800,00incl. VAT

In stock

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 31 × 36 × 12 cm

H 9,5 cm


0,033 kg

Unclassifiable artist, Line Vautrin (1913-1997) was named “The poetess of metal” by Vogue magazine in 1948. This French artist expressed her desire for freedom through her works and stood out thanks to her original style which broke with the artistic conventions of the post-war period. A look back at this major artist of the 20th French decorative arts with a selection of boxes, powder boxes, bronze or talosel jewellery…

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