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Boucher Vintage Jewellery

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Boucher Vintage Jewellery

Marcel Boucher (1898 -1965).
Frenchman, Marcel Boucher, went to the United States as a young man in 1925. He became a jewellery designer for Cartier, one of the finest jewellery companies in New York City. Marcel Boucher designed jewellery for Mazer Bros. in the early 1930s. He established his own company, Marcel Boucher and Cie Company, in 1937. Boucher became a subsidiary of Dovorn Industries, a watch manufacterer.

Marcel Boucher died in 1965. Sandra Boucher, his wife, ran the company until 1972. Boucher jewellery is usually signed and carries an inventory number. Early marks are "Marboux" or "MB" in a cartouche. Later marks are "Marcel Boucher" and "Boucher". Marcel Boucher jewellery is "high-end" and can be tough to tell from the "real thing". Numbers on Boucher pieces are inventory/style numbers. Though the numbers are a clue to age, the style may have been designed, numbered, and yet not actually produced until much later. Additionally, some styles had more than one production run. Overall construction should also be taken into account when dating pieces.

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