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Boucher Jewelry61 of 73Boucher 1950 3401 Pair Ear Cuffs Pat. 161,288Vintage Boucher Necklace
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    Posted 7 years ago

    Bluboi
    (103 items)

    One of the first costume jewelry books I bought (many years ago) was "Amazing Gems" by Deanna Farnetti Cera. It is probably out of print, but it is well worth owning.

    I was entranced by the cover photo of a fantasy fish with a large blue glass stone in its mouth. The brooch is attributed to Marcel Boucher "due to its style and its unconventional subject: and is circa dated to the 1940s due to its rosy gold-plating. There aren't any marks on either brooch.

    A few years later, I was fortunate enough to acquire the fantasy fish in an auction. Then, a friend offered me the 2nd fish on the bottom which I believe also was made by Boucher.

    Both were cast metal, molded to depict the fish. Each body has been gold-plated, as well as rhodium plated and then engraved in order to define the scales. The top fish has a large blue, navette-cut glass stone in its mouth and small, pave-set rhinestones in its tail and fins. The 2nd fish has similar, but smaller navette-shaped glass stones in pale blue and yellow.

    Each is large and heavy, obviously requiring a substantive jacket when worn! Fish #1 is 3 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" wide. Fish #2 is 3 1/2" from mouth to tail and almost 3" fin to fin.

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    Comments

    1. Bluboi Bluboi, 7 years ago
      I agree! Especially his early pieces and the ones with enamel.
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      I've seen the Rockfish before, but not the other!
      Both are Magnificent Boucher works!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Had to revisit these wonderful Boucher pieces...
      Still have never seen the bottom fish..Do I see a hint of “whiskers”?
      ....a Catfish!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      Back up again!
      Beautiful Boucher Fish!

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