Vintage Line Vautrin "Holopherne" Vers bronze and enamel compact c1947 in excellent original condition, including all its enameling. Measures 3.25 x 3.25 x 7/16 inches. Signed on the reverse, Line Vatrin Made in France. Line Vautrin was a famous French designer born 1913- died 1997. Vautrin was born in 1913 into a family of metal founders. In 1943 she opened an exquisite small boutique on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, near the Elysee Palace. Her buttons filled her windows. Over the entrance stood a statue of St Eligius, the patron saint of goldsmiths. The same year she opened a theatrical atelier in the Marais where her objects were actually created. The former Hotel Megret de Serilly was a vast 26-room building in the Rue Vieille du Temple which had formerly belonged to Louis XVI's Paymaster-General. To read a complete bio on the artist go to http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-line-vautrin-1268513.html also http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/line-vautrinretrospect-124767 If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.