Rare Vintage 2 3/8 Signed/Numbered Boucher Figural Brooch Pin King Tut. In the early 1920s, he moved to New York City, where he developed a passion for jewellery design, studying under Pierre Cartier as an apprentice. However, in 1937 he decided to establish his own company, which he called Marcel Boucher and Cie.
Born in Paris, Marcel Boucher worked as a jewelry designer for Cartier, who brought him to the United States. In the 1930s, he took a job with Mazer Bros.
Where he worked until he founded his own company in 1937. Boucher made a name for himself creating bold, imaginative, enameled pieces that were individual works of art, with brooches shaped like fruits, animals, and human figures. In particular, collectors covet for his fantasy bird pieces from the 1940s. Boucher items, which are usually signed, can be roughly dated based on their inventory number and mark. In 1944, he changed the company name from Marcel Boucher Ltd.
To Marcel Boucher & Cie. Early pieces may be marked "Marboux" or with his initials in a cartouche. "MB Sterling" was used between 1942 and 1944. Pieces made between 1944 and 1949 may be marked with a Phrygian cap above his initials.
Later pieces are marked "Marcel Boucher" or Boucher. When Marcel Boucher died in 1965, his wife, Sandra, took over the company. In 1972, the company became a subsidiary of watchmaker Dovorn Industries.
The item "Rare Vintage 2 3/8 Signed/Numbered Boucher Figural Brooch Pin King Tut" is in sale since Monday, March 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "bertrammcc" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.