More Talosel information
Re: anyone heard of "Talossel"? Rosanna? -- stefany Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
06/05/2019, 16:06:25

This is from an eBay Auction**. A lot of talosel jewelry appears to be made from melting and burning (pyrography) sheets of cellulose acetate, as well as melting cabochons and other inclusions into the plastic. Some examples from auctions are shown.

**Made in France in the early 1950's this type of jewelry are hand made and unique being one of a kind , Henry Perichon and Line Vautrin both experimented with with a new kind of resinous material called cellulose acetate, which she dubbed “Talosel,” an acronym she derived from the French term for the material: aceTAte de celluLOSe ELaboré. They worked with Talosel the way other worked with metal, melting it down and forming it into unusual shapes and ornaments, yielding a result that was strangely primitive, like medieval objects in a church treasury, and yet totally unique and unusual. . The air of the time of the post-war rejected the geometric shapes of art deco and welcome to the neo-medieval to baroque, the luxury inspired of yore. At the cinema, during the occupation and in the immediate post-war, found in the poetic films in costumes of Carné and Prévert or Jean Cocteau. The haute-couture then proposed dresses and hats of princesses ready to wander in the corridors of castles or to pose nonchalantly in salons .
The Jewelry "Henry" were in this reverie of an ornament to the mode, but drawing from other time. They were sold in the stores of couture and luxury boutiques, the stars of the time as Michèle Morgan or Claudette Colbert wore them.
Today Henry is part of the creators of the great period of the fancy jewelry of luxury whose production is sought by collectors both in France and in Europe and the United States.

Talosel :invented by the industries of Rhone-Poulenc at the beginning of the twentieth century, this plastic to basis of cellulose acetate, harder and more thick that the cellophane and devoid of the characteristics sharp glass, was for example used for the realization of Monture of glasses. In his workshop Lyonnais, Périchon and Vautrin analyzed the possibilities offered by this matter very similar to the shell and associates to the technique of the pyrography to create a new range of jewelry entirely artisanal. Shaped by hand, the mount in basic Rhodoïd of these jewels is then crimped of metallic inclusions and stones of the Rhine, attractive by their specific stains.

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