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How about a burst of brightness and cheer on a gloomy day?

That's what this Marcel Boucher flower brooch could bring, to lighten your mood, or brighten your wardrobe.

This brooch looks like a sunflower, with a domed center made of crystals, and multi-petals of textured goldtone.

We discovered while researching this flower design that it was originally issued by the Boucher company as a piece for its "Marboux" "low cost" line of jewelry, introduced during the mid-1950s. The Marboux earlier issue looks exactly like this Boucher brooch, but bears the Marboux name, as well as a different set of inventory number, which have lower digits (and thus issued earlier)

Our brooch is a rare issue bearing the Boucher name, and has a set of inventory numbers that have higher digits; from research, this was issued in the late 1950s.

This design has variations on the colors of the domed center, from the earlier Marboux designs that we've seen. We have not seen a Boucher marked version, save ours.

The flower's domed center has a cluster of crystals in two different colors. We've seen red-and-clear, green-and-blue, and various pastel combinations; our brooch has grey/black and clear crystals.

This domed portion sits atop two layers of skinny ridged gilt petals that look like sun rays. The petals located just under the center portion are shorter. The outer petals are longer.

The brooch is almost 2" x 2" (or 1 7/8" x 1 7/8") and has a depth of about 3/4". The brooch has a locking c-clasp and a three-layer riveted construction. It is marked © Boucher and has the inventory number 7018, which is just below the inventory numbers dating to 1960. The Marboux issued brooch bears the numbers 2063.

Our brooch is in overall very good to excellent condition. All the crystals are intact and glitzy, and the gilt petals are rich in hue. Little visible wear everywhere.

ITEM ID
1021-BOU1272
CREATOR
Boucher
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Black, Clear, Gold
STYLE
Mid-Century
MATERIAL
Metal, Gold Plate, Crystal
TYPE
Costume, Designer, Estate, Signed
ITEM SIZE
1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

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Rare Boucher Marked 'Sunflower' Brooch with Glitzy Rhinestone Center

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