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Whimsical Aster - Vintage Marcel Boucher Marboux Silver Tone Cultured Pearl Flower  Brooch. This lovely brooch is crafted from a silver metal, marked Marboux, and a makers inventory number 1001.   Featuring a genuine cultured pearl, Vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship.  This charming brooch is made in the form of an Aster flower, which is adorned by a beautiful white lustrous cultured pearl. The pin and secure lock system is in perfect working order. Something about these Vintage brooches that are 'Oh so special' This Vintage beauty is made by a well known maker, and is highly collectible. 

History: Boucher marked his products Marboux in the period from 1937 to 1955, as well as MB (1950 – 1955).A talented French designer, Marcel Boucher was born in Paris in 1898. His mother worked as a seamstress, his father died when Marcel was still a child. Being the only son of the widow, he joined the corps of the French medical ambulance, instead of the front line during the First World War.
After the end of the war, Boucher worked at the Cartier jewelry house in Paris, and he started from the very bottom — as an apprentice. In 1922, Boucher accepts the proposal to become a designer at the New York branch of the “Cartier” firm.
After the default of 1929, Cartier’s business suffered a lot. In general, it was a turning point for many jewelry companies. That’s why, most jewelers turned to more affordable materials for creating costume jewelry. So, one might say, thanks to the crisis, costume jewelry business has flourished.

During this period, in the 1930s, Marcel Boucher collaborated with Mazer, creating ceremonial buckles and masquerade decorations.
Already in 1937, Boucher founded his small company “Marcel Boucher and Cie Company NY”. His company became famous for decorations depicting birds, flowers and insects. Many decorations had an original three-dimensional design, with the use of enamel and the highest quality crystals.
However, during the Second World War, Bush temporarily moved production to Mexico. In fact, the metal used in the manufacture of jewellery was necessary for military needs, so, Boucher used silver during this period, which was abundant in Mexico.


Measurements: 55.00 mm x 45.00 mm 

Stone Size: Pearl 7.00 mm 

Weight: 23.60 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: 1950s

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