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Line Vautrin’s Witch Mirror: As Spellbinding As Ever

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 14 June 2022 - 14:15 (CEST) - 13, rue Traverse - 29212 Brest

Designer Line Vautrin’s mirror from her signature "Sunburst" series fetched €122,500.

Line Vautrin (1913-1997), "Sunburst" witch's mirror, c. 1958, ivory talosel inlaid... Line Vautrin’s Witch Mirror: As Spellbinding As Ever

Line Vautrin (1913-1997), "Sunburst" witch's mirror, c. 1958, ivory talosel inlaid with emerald-green mirrors, signed "Line Vautrin XII" on the back, diam. 60 cm/23.62 in.
Result: €122,500

The mirror deftly plays on the contrast between ivory Talosel and emerald-green mirror inlays. Signed "Line Vautrin XII" on the back (diam. 60 cm/23.62 in), it boasts an exemplary history. The mirror has been in the same Brest family since being purchased from the artist in 1958. Similar ones appear in Patrick Mauriès’ reference work Line Vautrin, Miroirs published by Galerie Chastel-Maréchal (Paris, 2004). Next came an elegant 1940s platinum and white gold river necklace with 76 old-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 15 karats (0.12 to 0.60 karats each) with a system that can be used to turn it into three pendants. It bears the stamp of the studio of Jean Thierry Bondt, known for designing Boucheron’s Fleur corsage clips. The 42-cm/16.54-in long, 53.10-g/1.87-oz piece fetched €15,500. In its wake, an ornate covered silver bowl (Mâcon, 1731-1733) by Joachim-Alexis Lambillon, admitted to the guild in 1726, sold for €12,625. Its finely chased handles feature a pair of dolphins and a double seashell in the center (weight 805 g/28.40 oz, diam. 17.4 cm/6.85 in).

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