Talosel Resin Mirror Necklace, Line Vautrin, c. 1960, composed of orange, yellow, and golden links, lg. 19 in., unsigned.
Note: Line Vautrin (1913-1997) was known as the "poet of metal" for her experimental uses of metal in jewelry and other decorative arts. The glass and Talosel technique that she created involved fractured cellulose acetate imbedded with tinted mirror fragments. Vautrin drew inspiration for her forms from ancient and primitive art.
From the collection of Susan Freeman, a renowned collector of jewelry and couture. She herself designed and produced jewelry in the 1970s; her creations were sold at various New York venues including Henri Bendel, H&J Blitz, and The Stevens Gallery, as well as to private clients. Susan and her jewelry were featured in the "Lookout" section of People magazine in May of 1974. With her husband, Cliff Freeman, Susan traveled the world collecting the rare, unusual, and beautiful.
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