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Boucher's Brilliant Beauties

Marcel Boucher designed jewelry for Mazer Bros. in the early 1930s. He established his own company, Marcel Boucher and Cie Company, in 1937. The company became a subsidiary of Dovorn Industries, a watch manufacterer, in 1972. Marcel Boucher died in 1965. Sandra Boucher, his wife, ran the company until 1972. Boucher jewelry is usually signed and carries an inventory number. Early marks are "Marboux" or "MB" in a cartouche. Later marks are "Marcel Boucher" and "Boucher". Marcel Boucher jewelry is "high-end" and can be tough to tell from the "real thing". Numbers on Boucher pieces are inventory/style numbers. Though the numbers are a clue to age, the style may have been designed, numbered, and yet not actually produced until much later. Additionally, some styles had more than one production run. Overall construction should also be taken into account when dating pieces.

    Signatures:
  • MB Sterling - 1942 to 1944
  • Phrygian Cap - registered in 1944 used till 1949
  • Boucher - 1950 to 1955
  • Boucher - 1955 to 1971
    Approximate dates for Boucher Inventory Numbers:
  • 2300 - 2350 from 1945
  • 2351 - 2450 from 1946
  • 2450 - 2550 from 1947
  • 2550 - 2750 from 1948
  • 2750 - c.3000 from1949
  • 3000 - c.3500 from 1950
  • marks with the copyright symbol are after 1955

Examples of Boucher's exquisite jewelry and the different signatures used on his pieces are pictured below.

[Click on the thumbnails for larger, more detailed images.]

Dating to 1953 this fabulous rhodium-plated set consists of a pin and matching earrings. The beauty of this set is that the pin's "wings" move and can be placed in different positions. To view, click on thumbnail. Pin: Signed BOUCHER, PAT 171077, and the number 436. (The "4" is worn and there may be a number that precedes it but there is no indication.) Earrings: one signed BOUCHER, the other numbered 5098.

Boucher pin & earrings

These beauties are gold-wash over white metal (? silver, not marked). I would say early 1950's. Signed BOUCHER on one earring and numbered 3090 on the other. They are 1-1/2" long and 7/8" wide.

Boucher earrings

This beautiful rhodium-plated pin is set with round and baguette clears and has a faux opal center stone. Again I would say early 1950's. Signed BOUCHER and numbered 3316. It is 2-1/8" long and 1-3/4" wide.

Boucher leaf pin

This is my favorite bracelet. The rhinestones are not yellowed, it's a reflection from the scanner. In the larger view I have tried to show how it fits on the wrist. It is far more beautiful than my scan makes it look. It's dynamite. I would say early 1950's. Signed BOUCHER and numbered 3352. It is 7/8" wide.

This gorgeous gold-tone bracelet is made up of two different types of segments; one has 13 open-worked twisted ropes studded with gold-tone disks running horizontally, the other has 8 twisted ropes running vertically and emphasized by bands of solid gold-tone. It looks incredibly like real gold and is a stunner. I would say mid 1950's. Signed © BOUCHER and numbered 6751. It is 1-1/8" wide.

Boucher bracelet

This silly little guy is just adorable. Great workmanship in the heavy granulation of the crab's body. He is lying atop a piece of genuine agate. Signed © BOUCHER and numbered 9005P, dating the piece to 1964/1965 when this type of casting was very popular.

Boucher crab pin

This beautiful etched florentine gold-tone pin and earrings with faux turquoise and pave set round rhinestones. I would say mid to late 1950's. Signed © BOUCHER and numbered 7726P.

Boucher Pin and Earrings

1950's BOUCHER Brooch & Clipback Earrings. Elegant Retro styling in this early 1950's set in a play of rhodium-plated silver-tone metal against gold-plated metal. The gold-plated metal is worked in an open design as well being the base for the channel set emerald green rhinestones on the brooch. The pavé clear rhinestones on the brooch are set in silver-tone. All but the open-work leaf of the earrings has silver-tone setting with pavé clear rhinestones on the curve of the leaf and emerald green rhinestones at the base. brooch: length: 3-1/4", width: 1-1/4"; earrings: length: 1-1/4", width: 7/8"

BOUCHER Brooch & Clipback Earrings

Vintage BOUCHER Choker Necklace. EXQUISITE! Clear baguette, trapezium-shaped and round rhinestones are enhanced with square faceted peridot rhinestones in this semi-formed rhodium-plated choker necklace of alternating reverse swags on two levels. Fold over clasp. Signed BOUCHER on reverse. Looks so like the real thing! [There is no discoloration of the clear rhinestones. It is reflection from the camera.] length: 15", width: 7/8"

BOUCHER Choker Necklace

on white

Vintage BOUCHER Choker Necklace. © BOUCHER signed and numbered 1559N, also marked PAT. PEND. bevelled decorated gold-tone necklace/choke comprised of two rows of coiled wires that allow th enecklace to stretch/expand. lenght: 17", expands to 21"

BOUCHER Choker Necklace

Super early 1950's gold-tone BOUCHER parure consisting of necklace, bracelet and clipback earrings. The necklace with hook closure has gold-tone orbs alternating with three stepped levels of arced gold-tone bands ending in alternating pearlescent plastic orbs in bronze and grey strung on plastic cording. The bracelet with fold-over clasp is strung on a metal link chain and has a similar design to the necklace only the bronze orbs are smaller in size than the grey ones. Earrings have overlapping sprays of metal ending in alternating colored orbs. necklace: length: 16", width: 1-3/4"; bracelet: length: 6-1/2", width: 1-7/8";necklace: earrings: length: 1-1/4", width: 1-3/8"

BOUCHER parure

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