Sale 17DD02 | Lot 222

Line Vautrin Mirrored Glass and Talosel Resin Aux Alouettes

Catalogue: Doyle + Design

Lot Details

Lot 222
Line Vautrin Mirrored Glass and Talosel Resin Aux Alouettes
Circa 1955, signed LINE VAUTRIN. Diameter 18 inches.
An Aux Alouettes mirror sold at Christie's, New York, December 19, 2017, lot 1103, for $30,000, and another sold Phillips, New York, June 7, 2006, lot 138, for $50,400.
Line Vautrin (1913-1997) is best known for her exquisite mirrors. Working in post-war Paris, Vautrin used modern materials like the talosel in this mirror to create beautiful works of art that referenced the past while being at the same time fresh and new. The mirror encrusted larks on this frame look back to a Byzantine style of mosaic. From her boutique on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré she welcomed discerning trend setters like Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner and Brigitte Bardot who all collected her mirrors and jewelry.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $28,125 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The mirror plate has been replaced with a flat mirror; the talosel is dry; there are repairs to the frame; three birds have been off and restuck

Diameter of mirror - overall with birds 18 inches; frame alone 16 7/8 inches
Height of mirror - overall with birds 1 3/4 inches; frame alone 1 1/2 inches

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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $28,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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