Abstract Beauty - Vintage Marcel Boucher Rhinestone Crystal Brooch (VBR064)
Abstract Beauty - Vintage Marcel Boucher Rhinestone Crystal Brooch. This highly collectible brooch is crafted from a gold tone metal, signed Boucher, and numbered 6185. The lovely brooch is designed in a modernistic abstract style, showcasing wonderful detail and hand-set rhinestone crystals. The Pin and secure lock mechanism is in perfect working order. The Vintage brooch would make a perfect addition to any jewelry collection.
History: Marcel Boucher is one of my favourite jewelry designers. He came to the United States from Paris to work with Cartier making fine jewelry in around 1920. He left Cartier to work with the Mazer Brothers and then in 1937 opened his own business.
Rhinestones which are also known as diamantes or paste date back as far as the thirteenth century where they were first made from Czechoslovakian or Bohemian hand blown glass. The term rhinestone came along later, when rock crystals were discovered in and around the shores of the river Rhine in Austria.
Measurements: Brooch 41.00 mm x 38.00 mm
Stone Size: Crystal 2.00 mm -1.00 mm
Weight: 20.20 grams
Origin: America, New York