This is a marvelous angel fish brooch pin by Marcel Boucher, with a rich guilloche enamel finish. Boucher’s figurals are very much sought after as they are so very enticing, and this one is in excellent condition. Boucher jewelry is usually signed and carries an inventory number, this one is 8645P; it has a copyright symbol, dating it to after 1955. Boucher pieces are enameled by hand, known for expert craftsmanship, and this is great pin is exemplary of why they are so collectible. The beautiful, rich green and aqua blue colored enamel work, shiny gold tone metal, and deep red faceted rhinestone eye make this a wonderful piece indeed! It is slightly domed, and has layered fins that make it nicely dimensional. It is 2 inches tall and 1 and 5/8 inches long. Please note that any “spots” in the pictures are merely reflection due to how very luminous it is. The pin and clasp work perfectly.
Marcel Boucher was born in Paris in 1899. He worked for Cartier first in Paris then in New York in 1925. Five years later he joined Mazer Bros. where he worked until 1937 in which year he founded his own company, Marcel Boucher Ltd. Novelty Jewelry in New York. Then in 1944 it became known as Marcel Boucher & Cie. He passed away in 1965, and Sandra Boucher, his wife, ran the company until 1972. In 1972 the company was sold to Davorn Industries and later to others. D'Orlan is a Montreal based company that legitimately reproduces many of Boucher's jewels. Their jewels are marked D'Orlan with Boucher's design inventory number, so we know this wonderful fish was made sometime between 1955 and 1972.
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