Marcel Boucher, a jewelry designer, established his company in New York in 1937, where he produced creative and imaginative designed jewelry. Born in France, he emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1920's and first worked for Mazer Brothers in New York during the early 1930's. He died in 1966 and his company continued until 1979 when it was sold to D'Orlan Industries in Canada.
This lovely brooch and earrings set, circa 1950's, is from the 'Marboux' line of mid-priced jewelry made by Boucher from 1938-1960's. The set consists of a silver-tone brooch adorned with seven moulded, thermoplastic, pastel blue leaves and earrings each decorated with a large and smaller blue leaf. The brooch measures 2" in length and 1 1/2" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. The clip-back earrings measure 1" X 1 1/2" in size. The brooch is stamped "Marboux" with copyright symbol and "553". One earring is stamped "Marboux" with copyright symbol, while the other is stamped "558". Near mint condition. Great 50's look.
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