Bold & Beautiful - Vintage Marcel Boucher Signed 'Marboux' Gold Plated Fancy Link Bracelet (VBR209)

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Bold & Beautiful - Vintage Marcel Boucher Signed 'Marboux' Gold Plated Open-Worked Bracelet. This attractive bracelet is crafted from gold plate over metal. Featuring a MARBOUX signature, vintage retro styling, and quality craftsmanship. This bracelet is made out of decorative elegant links, which allows for a comfortable fit and nice movement. The finish is a combination of a high polish, and a texturized brushing,  which gives the bracelet a contrasting and elegant effect. The bracelet has a fold-over lock clap , which is in perfect working order, and a safety chain for additional security. This vintage bracelet is timeless and so versatile. Truly a wonderful addition to any vintage jewelry collection. 

Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was a French jeweller who was trained by the French jeweler 'Cartier'. In the early 1920s, he moved to New York City, where he developed a passion for jewellery design, By the 1930s, he was working for Mazer Brothers. However, in 1937 he decided to establish his own company, which he called Marcel Boucher and Cie.

The first known gold plating occurred in northern Peru, where Pre-Columbian smiths gilded and silvered copper pieces by electrochemical replacement techniques. During excavations in the late 1980s, archaeologists discovered gold and silver ornamental and ceremonial artifacts dating all the way back to AD 50-300.

Luigi Brunatelli, an Italian chemist, is most widely credited for inventing electroplating. Brugnatelli published his findings on the use of Volta piles to deposit a layer of gold onto a metallic surface in 1805.


Measurements: Bracelet 7" 

Weight: 60.60 grams 

Condition: Very Good.   Note: Slight wear to the links of bracelet seen under magnification. The wear does not take away from the beauty of the bracelet. 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: Circa 1960

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