De la poudre et des bals ! by Line Vautrin – silvered bronze box (France)
C. 1950 - 1959, France
About “De la poudre et des bals !” by Line Vautrin “De la poudre et des bals” (by Line Vautrin) means “Powder and balls” in French. It is a double meaning message imagined by Line Vautrin on the eve of the Second World War. The first message is about the powder from a compact to go to the ball at night, the second message is about gunpowder and bullets (“balle” can also mean “bullet” in French). "De la poudre et des bals !" therefore relates to the ball women could (finally) go to after the war...