You are looking at a rare 1940s MB Boucher. Gold plated metal and pave set rhinestones and pearls. This is a book piece, and a rare treasure to add to a collection.
1940s ultra rare MB (Marcel Boucher) BOUCHER huge Lyrebird on a branch brooch pin. It is one of the most desirable, sought after and collectible Marvel Boucher designs.
Made entirey of pave set rhinestone crystals on a gold rhodium plated base, the gold wings with geometric line cut into them and a smooth gold back. A tiny emerald crystal for an eye.Faux pearl cream berries in the birds beak. The bird sits on a gold branch with pave set crystal leaves and cream pearl berries. Extremely dimensional with breathtaking detail. Marked MB with a Phrygian helmet. This design was patented in 1948. There is an earlier version made of enamel which was slightly smaller that was patented in 1941. Book reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 page 68. The item "Vintage BOUCHER 1940s Lyre Bird on Branch Rhinestone Brooch Pin, RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Costume Jewellery\Retro (1940s)".v-29" and is located in Tetbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.