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Cow: MARCEL BOUCHER
BOUCHER, MARCEL (1899-1965)

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.

January 22, 1965 Marcel Boucher died at the age of 66.

Sandra Boucher, his wife, ran the company until 1972. In 1972 the company is 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.

Numbering system:

c.1945 2300-2350

c.1946 2351-2450

c.1947 2451-2550

c.1948 2551-2750

c.1949 2751-3000

c.1950 3001-3500

c.1951 3501-4500

1960: 7802

1962: 8291

1965: 9100

Marks with the copyright symbol © are after 1955

Signatures used: MB with or without the Phrygian cap,Boucher and Marcel Boucher.

The Marboux mark,written in cursive and preceded by one star, was recorded in 1955 as the name of a new line, at a low cost of $1-$5, for tailored jewelry.

Parisina mark on Sterling made in Mexico during WW2.

Some of the later pieces that are parts of sets have the number and "P" for Pin, "E" for Earring or "N" for Necklace.

AVON of BELLEVILLE: Much of AVON of BELLEVILLE jewelry was designed by Boucher and although having the AVON of BELLEVILLE signature also has Boucher's signature 4-digit design numbers. For a more in depth discussion of AVON of BELLEVILLE please visit Luda Tovey's Imageevent site:
AVON of BELLEVILLE

Date(s): July 23, 2006. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 63 of 63 Total. 5654 Visits.
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MB Boucher Blue Bow

Courtesy of Georjean West

To see the Boucher Flower of the Month series please use this link:
BOUCHER FLOWER OF THE MONTH SERIES


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Boucher Green
The pin was unsigned, but had the Boucher style number at the top, hidden by the clip.  The earrings were fully marked.

Courtesy of Georjean West


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Boucher Deco Circle

Compliments of Georjean West


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Boucher Circle pin and matching earrings

Compliments of Jan Cox

Aged and Opulent Jewelry


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1949 Fur Clip & Earring Set with faux amethyst and Persian turquoise cabochons.

Compliments of Linda Kripke

Link 2 Jewels


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Boucher green Oval, Clear Round and Baguette Rhinestones.

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Signed Avon of Belleville

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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Boucher Demi signed with the Phrygian Cap

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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Boucher Bow pin

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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Boucher Bracelet.

Compliments of Jan Cox


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Vintage Fur clips Signed "BOUCHER" and "5474".

Compliments of Alison Gadberry

Alison's Antiques &Vintage Jewelry


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Signed: © BOUCHER 83712 or 8371P ROSE

Compliments of Nona Grampp

Nona's of Alexandria


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Signed: Avon 2417
Very likely designed by Boucher

Compliments of Nona Grampp


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Signed: © MARBOUX

Courtesy of Nona Grampp


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Boucher Doggy
This is part of a series combining plastic with gold tone metal.  In addition to the dog and elephant, there was a lion, bird, owl, a cat and probably more that I haven't seen.

Compliments of Georjean West


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Boucher peacock pin and matching earrings.A Sandra Boucher design.

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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Boucher Fish and Bubbles Fur clip.

Compliments of Jo Sullenger

Glitzy Treasures


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Boucher Panther Pin.

Compliments of Sande Kattau


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Boucher Mabe Baroque Pearl Poodle Pin.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover

Milky Way Jewels


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Bassett hound pin signed Boucher ©8167 P.

Compliments of Geri Ramsier

Vintage Jewelry Treasures Website


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Boucher. Called "Big Bird" in some of the books.

Compliments of Bobye Syverson

The Enchanted Castle


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Boucher Grasshopper. Pat #127015
1941. This is a reproduction and not the original Boucher .

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Parrot Pin clip signed MB.

Compliments of Jim Katz


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1940s Fish, marked Sterling MB with Phygrian Bonnet mark.

Compliments of Linda Kripke


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Boucher Earrings.

Compliments of Linda Heberling

Yesterdays Jewels


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Boucher Collar Necklace
Here's another example of the engineering.  Each of the collar sections are separate and move with you when you move.  But they fit together perfectly so that they lay well.  This also looked wonderful on.

Compliments of Georjean West


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Signed Marboux Earrings.

Courtesy of Linda Heberling


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Signed Marboux bracelet.

Courtesy of the Cynthia Fore Miller collection..


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Boucher Fruit Salad Duette.

Courtesy of Sande Kattau


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Signed Marboux Demi.

Compliments of Sande Kattau


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Boucher Pansy Pin.

Compliments of Sande Kattau


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Fur clip signed with Phrygrian cap and MB.

Courtesy of Sande Kattau


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Boucher Gilded Lily brooch signed Boucher 3089.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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Boucher Rhinestone Loops Necklace signed Boucher ©6050.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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Necklace signed Boucher ©9334 N.

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow

Lilly's Vintage Jewelry


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Clam pin signed Boucher ©.

Courtesy of Lilly Vittetow


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Boucher Demi. Brooch signed Boucher ©7443. Earrings are signed Boucher ©7444.Earrings are the Peekaboo design.

Compliments of Linda Jo Mitchell


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Boucher necklace signed Boucher©.

Compliments of Linda Lombardo

Worn to Perfection


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Necklace signed Boucher©6268.

Compliments of Dawn Thomas

Ohio Dawn Jewelry


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Watch signed Marcel Boucher New York Paris 17 jewels.Made after Boucher's death.

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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Boucher flower pin with tapered baguettes.

Compliments of Linda Jo Mitchell


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Sterling brooch signed MB.

Compliments of Jim Katz.


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Boucher Window Pane brooch signed Boucher.

Courtesy of Jim Katz


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Boucher dancer signed MB 2977.

Courtesy of Jim Katz


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Boucher. Typical Ballerina, except for her skirt. She is stamped on the back.

Compliments of Bobye Syverson


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Ballerina brooch signed Boucher 3352.

Courtesy of Jim Katz


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Sterling ballerina signed Parisina-Mexico.

Compliments of Jim Katz


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Two Sided Reversible Night and Day Pin, Day Side.  This pin is pictured on p. 54 of "Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry" by Ball & Torem

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Reversible Night and Day Pin - Rhinestone Night side shown, Boucher signature on pin mechanism.

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Pin Mechanism showing side where the slide spring is. You can slide the mechanism so it is long enough to fit into the two holes on each side of the pin.  One securely in the holes, the slide spring bqack to make it tight.  Very ingenious.

Compliments of Linda Kripke


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The Day Side with the Pin Mechanism attached.  If youi pinned it on now,  the Night Side would be showing.  The pin mechanism fits on either side of the pin.

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Blue and Green Enamel Ring and Earrings.  Ring marked R590, earring 1317.

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Rhodium Pin Clip signed Boucher 3125.

Compliments of Jim Katz


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Boucher Mechanical brooch signed MB.

Compliments of Jim Katz


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Boucher Blackamoor pin

Compliments of the Erin Buffaline collection


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Close up of marks

Courtesy of Erin Buffaline


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Boucher Peacock Pin

Courtesy of Erin Buffaline


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close up of mark

Couresy of Erin Buffaline


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Boucher faux pearl Necklace with Enhancer

Compliments of Merry Becker

Vintage Jewels 4u on Etsy


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Boucher Fish Brooch

Compliments of Pat Seal

Treasures From Yesterday Vintage Jewelry


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Boucher Earrite Earrings

Courtesy of Pat Seal


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Boucher Fur Clip

Picture courtesy of Pat Seal


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Boucher wheelbarrow Pin

Courtesy of Pat Seal