‘THE POETESS of METAL”: LINE VAUTRIN at CHRISTIE’S



 

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Line Vautrin is no stranger to this blog. ‘The Poetess of Metal’, so named by American Vogue in 1948, was the recipient of a main feature on A-Gent of Style more than a year ago, and his appreciation and admiration for her art has not dwindled ever since. The French artist has had a resurgence on the antiques market in the last few years and her pieces have now become highly coveted collectibles selling for non-negligible prices. It is not unusual for her iconic mirrors, rebus boxes and jewels to make an appearance at discerning fairs and sales. French dealer Jean-David Botella was showing some of his treasured pieces at PAD London a couple of months ago and the Christie’s auction of The Collection of David Collins offered some mirrors and rebus boxes that the designer so much loved.


 

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The content of today’s feature could not therefore be more timely. Building on the strength of online auctions in 2013 and 2014, Christie’s 20/21 Design department is delighted to present an exclusive online auction of works by the renowned ‘Poetess of Metal’, Line Vautrin. A celebrated designer whose work epitomises chic Parisian style, Vautrin remains one of the key figures in the evolution of 20th century jewellery design. Featuring exquisite jewellery, bijoux boxes and stunning versions of Vautrin’s most famous design, the iconic sunburst mirror, this sale offers new enthusiasts and established collectors alike a unique opportunity to acquire important pieces. Estimates range from £200 to £35,000.

The auction is now open until December 11, 2014.

You can view the whole collection online here. Start bidding!



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One comment


  • Wow, that was an amazing collection to go under the hammer !

    May 18, 2015

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