Playing cats brooch by French jeweler Marcel Boucher. Gold tone, pearls. Late 1950s
French jeweler Marcel Boucher
Born in Paris, Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was one of the most talented designers and manufacturers of the jewelry of the last century. He produced unique, the highest quality of workmanship jewelry, superior to all known brands.
Traditionally, Boucher jewellery reflects the classical and new creative trends. Made until 1971, all the jewelry was top-class performance, and it has become the hallmark of Boucher. Talent of Boucher, prized by collectors and fans of vintage accessories, distinguishes his jewelry pieces from others.
The marking included a patent number, MB (1937 – 1949), or Marboux (1938-1960s), “Boucher” (1950-1955), and Boucher © (after 1955).
Noteworthy, Marcel Boucher was one of the first to apply the so-called three-dimensional design of jewelry. In addition, he actively used the colorful enamel products.
Squirrel brooch. 1980. Gilding, pearls, crystals
Boucher emigrated to the United States in 1920 and began making jewelry designs for Mazer Brothers. In 1922, he began the career of the great jeweler in the New York office of Cartier. However, the crisis of the Great Depression in 1929 did not pass him, and Boucher had to change jobs.
Only in 1937, Boucher was able to organize his own company under the name Marcel Boucher and Cie in New York.
Marcel Boucher died in 1965, and his wife, who was also a designer, continued the family business. In 1979, a Canadian company D’Orlan Industries of Toronto bought the Boucher company. Since then, the company marked decorations with d’Orlan.
French jeweler Marcel Boucher
Swallow paired brooch. 1940s
Peacock brooch. Gold tone alloy, enamel, rhinestones, glass cabochons. 5 cm. 1960s
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Dragon brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones
Heraldic animal vintage brooch. Gold tone, glass cabochons, rhinestones
Mushroom brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones
Punchinello vintage enameled brooch, book piece
Strawberry enameled brooch
Prima – ballerina. 1950
Teddy Bear gold-plated brooch
Abstract brooch, 1950s
Leaf floral design brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls
Flower brooch. Gold plated, natural pearl, crystals
Girl in the window brooch, vintage 50s
Trolley full of flowers marked Boucher and a patent number
Butterfly Brooch, the end of the 1970s. Jewelry alloy and cloisonné enamel technique
Collectible vintage bird brooch 1939-1950
Ballerina. Made of jewelry alloy, gold and silver plated, decorated with crystals
Horse galloping brooch. Marked with number 8011P, and © Boucher
Paired brooch. He bird and She bird from the collection of the little bird brooches released in 1949
Lilies of the valley – one of the 12 flower brooch series, which corresponds to the month of May. In this series, used natural pearls
Brooch and clips
Glittery Purple Pansy Brooch & Earrings
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Apple tree and a ladder brooch
Earrings – silver, artificial emerald and pearls, rock crystal. 1940’s. Length 2.5 cm £ 55-65 TR
Plant earrings and brooch. Gold-plated metal, rhinestone. 1950’s. Brooch 10 cm, Earrings 3.75 cm £ 70-85
Rhodium metal, sapphire and transparent rhinestone. 1950’s. Brooch width 5 cm, Earrings 2,5 cm
Vintage brooches and bracelet
Turtle and bird brooches, 1970a £45-55
1940s Earrings-clips in retro style, cast metal for gold with pendants. length 2.5 cm. £ 20-25
‘Illusion’ brooches, advertising in the magazine Vogue. 1955