Marcel Boucher was born in France and came to New York City in the 1930's. Opening his own jewelry business in 1937, it operated until 1971.
This lovely brooch, circa 1937-1949, consists of a tied bow design of graceful loops and trailing ribbons. The brooch is adorned with five, large, open-back unfoiled emerald rhinestones. The brooch measures 2 3/4" in length and 1 1/4" in width with safety clasp mechanism. Stamped "MB" for Marcel Boucher and the "Phrygian" cap, which is an ancient helmet and the symbol of the French revolution. Some collectors call this the "bird mark" or the "chicken mark". The piece is also stamped "Sterling". The gold vermeil is in very good condition with some minor wear and scratches, which would be normal with age and use. Great vintage condition with bright sets and no damage.