MB Marcel BOUCHER Preening 3 Dove Pave RS Enamel BIRD Pin Large Rare Vtg Brooch. In rhodium metal with pavé-set clear rhinestones and enamel, this big, beautiful MB Marcel Boucher preening dove brooch is highly detailed and dimensional, with loads of movement. The bird stands with his graceful, curving wings stretched up, tailfeathers out and his head down, his beak nestled into his breast.
Hidden amongst the pave stones, his beady silver eye suggests a properly watchful avian personality. Bird is extremely colorful, with carefully shaded enamel in blue, reddish orange and yellow with a metallic sheen. He must be a male because his plumage is so fabulous!Marcel Boucher was from France and worked for Cartier before he founded his own firm in America in 1937, manufacturing costume jewelry until 1971. Among his fledgling American firm's first designs were exotic, dimensional bird brooches that brought him tremendous success and critical acclaim. The enamel is all original and has some wear here and there, predominantly on his breast and foreleg but also to a lesser extent on half of the first tail feather and dotting the top of one wing. Apart from that and darkening/dimming of the clear rhinestones, all as expected due to age, it is in Very Good vintage condition with just expected surface dirt and scratches. The piece looks much better in person than in my poor photos, where for one thing, the rhinestones appear darker than they do in hand. And despite any flaws, it is quite Sensational. Measuring about 2-3/4" tall by about 1-3/4" wide by over 1/2 deep, this three-dimensional brooch is large and impressive with great presence.
It is also graceful and expressive due to the stance of the bird, shading of the colors and curving lines. It is signed on the back of the tailfeathers near the safety (rollover) clasp with a letter or number only, which looks like a "B" or possibly an "M" or numeral "3". This type of mark appears on my fully signed MB huge swallow brooch that is listed separately (and has been said to be a characteristic Boucher identifying mark). This brooch is made with the careful attention to design and workmanship for which Boucher is known.
Widely considered the greatest of the American costume jewelry makers, Boucher's training combined with his creative designs resulted in pieces that are among the most sought after by collectors - particularly the birds. As an outstanding example of Boucher's gorgeous birds, this big pin will be an important addition to your collection and your wardrobe as well. Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry.Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know. It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars. We thank you for your custom!
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