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City Of Regina - Vintage Gold Plated 'Wheat Sheaf' Brooch. This wonderful brooch is crafted from a heavy gold plated metal, signed Boucher, and City Of Regina. Featuring lovely detail, and high quality craftsmanship.  This exquisite brooch is made in the form of wheat. It is a dimensional piece, and exhibits fantastic detail and a rich gold finish. This particular brooch was most likely commissioned by the city of Regina, since it is stamped with the name of the city. The Vintage piece would be a great piece to add to your collection, or a perfect gift for someone who would appreciate a brooch made specifically for their hometown of Regina.

History: Marcel Boucher was one of the most talented designers and manufacturers of American costume jewelry in the 20th century. His jewelry was notable from the very beginning due to the excellent design and high-quality materials. It was commonly mistaken for precious jewelry. 

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, enamelled 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 to 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". After 1955 the copyright symbol appears above his name. When Marcel Boucher dies in 1965, his wife Sandra, took over the company. In 1972, the company became a subsidiary of watchmaker Dovorn Industries. 

Often called the staff of life, wheat is a long-standing symbol of fertility, bounty and resurrection. This symbolic association dates to the earliest days of Western civilization, when the cultivation of wheat and other grains facilitated the eventual development of cities and towns.


Measurements: Brooch 68.00 mm x 36.00 mm 

Weight: 15.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: 1961

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