Marcel Boucher was a French jeweler who transferred from Paris to New York City to study as an apprentice under Pierre Cartier himself in the 1920s. After a brief stint with the Mazer Brothers, Boucher decided to...LEARN MORE
Marcel Boucher was a French jeweler who transferred from Paris to New York City to study as an apprentice under Pierre Cartier himself in the 1920s. After a brief stint with the Mazer Brothers, Boucher decided to pursue his own glittering venture in 1937 under the name Marcel Boucher and Cie.
His wife Sandra, esteemed ex-Chief Designer at Tiffany & Co., often reflects on how herself and Boucher were drawn to costume jewelry's limitless opportunities for innovative and imaginative design. True, his bold imagination extended in particular to his fantasy bird pieces, which remain among the most highly coveted Boucher originals. With unusual enameling and layered 3D mother nature motifs, Boucher's designs directly contrasted the conservative Art Deco period in which he was trained.
Boucher pieces are usually hallmarked with "Marboux", "MB", "Boucher", or "Boucher Sterling". Pieces are most often set in elaborate white metal, or fine sterling silver, which Boucher moved to Mexico to buy during World War II's metal scarcity. Unfortunately, Boucher's company was made a subsidiary of watchmaker Davorn Industries in the early 1970s following his death. Even so, his legacy lives on in his fantastical and lifelike creations.BACK TO SHOP
|METAL(S)||Alloy (Rhodium Plated)|
|CONDITION||Very Good - minor scratching on metal|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|DIMENSIONS||2 1/4" in x ____|
Multi-Layered Sapphire Cabochon & Clear Paste Flower Pin, Rhodium Plated, Circa 1980
Marcel Boucher was trained in the Art Deco period, so it is no surprise that this 2 1/4" inch flower pin features flawless craftsmanship. Yet, Boucher, who studied under Cartier, was known for his passion for costume jewelry's ability to foster innovation and imagination. This opulent piece is classic Boucher with its multiple layers of sapphire paste cabochons & clear paste. The 1980's piece is complete with a baguette set stem in a rhodium plated alloy and a "Boucher 7761P" hallmark.
The piece is in very good condition with only minor scratching on the metal. Design: #7761P