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Golden Coral - Vintage Marcel Boucher Brutalist Gold Toned Coral Brooch.  This artistic brooch is crafted from a gold-toned metal, numbered 1480.  Featuring a Vintage Brutalist style, and quality craftsmanship.  The brooch is comprised of a brushed and polished finish. The brooch showcases dimension with its many layers and different lengths of coral stems. The back of the brooch has a textured finish and a secure pin and lock system, which is in perfect working order. This Vintage brooch is highly collectible, and makes a statement when worn. Modernistic and beautiful!

Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was a French jeweller. 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. By the 1930s, he was working for Mazer Brothers. In 1937 he oped his own business. 

The brutalist era defined by big looks, somewhat of those from the classic Hollywood glam era, yet redefined by the used of a more "natural approach" to setting using flowed gold and nugget-esque looks from artists like Arthur King.

Brutalism is an architectural style characterized by a deliberate plainness, crudity, and transparency that can often be interpreted as austere and menacing. It emerged in the mid-20th century and gained popularity in the late 1950s and 1960s.

 

Measurements: Brooch 54.00 mm x 43.00 mm 

Weight: 26.60 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America, New York

Date: Circa 1950

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