A very rare vintage Parisina Cockatoo brooch made by Marcel Boucher in Mexico during WWII, delightfully decorated with swirled crests and tails. At first we thought this piece was brass but all our research tells us Boucher’s Parisina line was sterling. It is not marked sterling and our test is inconclusive (possibly due to the vermeil) but we can find no record of Boucher using any other medium in Mexico (save for brass on the clasps). Measuring an elegant 3.5 inches in length and 1.75 inches in width, the brooch is in good vintage condition with a nice patina. Some roughness and discoloring is noted on one bird’s crest (see pic) and the inside cavities of the birds are quite tarnished but no one but you and the ‘Toos will be the wiser! Marked Parisina on one side and Mexico on the other. A beautiful hand wrought pin from the 1940s – prepare to be impressed!