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Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful double leaf brooch of gold tone textured metal, faux pearl. Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry
Although I’ve already made a publication about Marcel Boucher/, but his Marboux brand deserves separate consideration. So, Boucher marked his products Marboux in the period from 1937 to 1955, as well as MB (1950 – 1955).
A talented French designer, Marcel Boucher was born in Paris in 1898. His mother worked as a seamstress, his father died when Marcel was still a child. Being the only son of the widow, he joined the corps of the French medical ambulance, instead of the front line during the First World War.
After the end of the war, Boucher worked at the Cartier jewelry house in Paris, and he started from the very bottom — as an apprentice. In 1922, Boucher accepts the proposal to become a designer at the New York branch of the “Cartier” firm.
After the default of 1929, the demand for jewelry fell sharply and Cartier’s business suffered a lot. In general, it was a turning point for many jewelry companies. That’s why, most jewelers turned to more affordable materials for creating costume jewelry. So, one might say, thanks to the crisis, costume jewelry business has flourished.

Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

Ballerina gold tone faux pearl lucite brooch pin. Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

During this period, in the 1930s, Marcel Boucher collaborated with Mazer, creating ceremonial buckles and masquerade decorations.
Already in 1937, Boucher founded his small company “Marcel Boucher and Cie Company NY”. His company became famous for decorations depicting birds, flowers and insects. Many decorations had an original three-dimensional design, with the use of enamel and the highest quality crystals.
However, during the Second World War, Bush temporarily moved production to Mexico. In fact, the metal used in the manufacture of jewelery was necessary for military needs, so, Boucher used silver during this period, which was abundant in Mexico.

Marked Marboux

Marked Marboux

Noteworthy, the most valuable and sought-after are the decorations from the certain lines. In particular, “Birds of Paradise”, “Ballet of Jewels”, as well as silver jewelry, marked Parisianna (1942 – 1947).

Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry

Cream and green tone faux pearl and gold tone leaves bracelet

Detail. Cream and green tone faux pearl and gold tone leaves bracelet. Signed Marboux vintage costume jewelry