Rare Vintage 2 3/8 Signed/Numbered Marcel Boucher Figural Brooch of the Egyptian King, Tutankamon, aka King Tut. This georgoud brooch is cteatef with jade-colored resin and adorned with clear rhinestones & gold plate trim.
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. Born in Paris, Marcel Boucher worked as a jewelry designer for Cartier, and 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 and in 1972, the company became a subsidiary of watchmaker Dovorn Industries.
The item "Rare, Vintage, Signed/Numbered Parisian, Marcel Boucher Figural King Tut Brooch" is in sale since Wednesday, April 1, 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.