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    Posted 12 days ago

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    This 2 3-4"L fancy deco style bird brooch is comprised of small white rhinestones & six red-pink emerald cut stones, over gold wash and regular sterling silver. The only mark on back is Sterling plus some squiggles which could be the faded early marks. Marcel Boucher made this design in 1944, two birds that faced opposite directions called Lovebirds that were supposed to be parakeets, see pic #4 from book American Costume Jewelry by Brunialti


    1. kyratango kyratango, 12 days ago
      Somptuous brooch and pics, Jenni!
      a book piece! Thanks for sharing :-)
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 12 days ago
      It took me a while to see the bird in this but there he is! It could be an artistically designed seashell or an instrument the way he's so elegantly designed! He look's like he's preening! :)
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 12 days ago

    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 days ago
      This is definitely the real thing...
      It's too well made to not be, even though MB didn't get a patent on it.
      What are the chances finding the one facing right?
      With you, my friend, I give 100%...
      And as always mint condition even at nearly 75 years old!
      Amazing the pieces you find!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 12 days ago
      Love this birdie. So gorgeous! Nice large, dramatic piece - it would be so cool to find the mate. Thank you for your research too, will have to look up that book.
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 12 days ago
      Very nice, Jenni!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 11 days ago
      Many thanks Pascale for the fabulous compliments, it was a very rare find and fairly decent condition I was so happy to find it

      Lauren I know, these deco designs are so swirly the image gets lost in there sometimes! You nailed it about the bird, it is definitely in a parakeet-budgie preening pose, I owned three of those birds and that was their fave pose, head to chest, also when napping. Many thanks for the sweet words & great observation :)

      Thomas my friend, thank you for the 'tweet' smile today, you always have the nicest things to say, thank you!

      Eileen I wanted your opinion before I definitely called it Boucher, but I was pretty certain because there is another online seller who has the pair of these in blue rhinestones (for five bills, no thank you), but her pictures of the back were identical to mine - the word Sterling written at the top, the bolt in the center, and the mechanism all the same. I think it probably was marked but eroded over time, however I did read that alot of Boucher's sterling pieces were made in Mexico, so perhaps it passed thru unsigned. Love your super words & compliments, thank you so much as always. And I need my coffee as well when I go on this site lol

      Mary thanks a bunch for the great compliments, this book is actually part one of a two part hardcover series (#1 is A thru M, #2 is N thru Z), it is best to get used copies off that book site beginning with A, or the ebby site sometimes has them at auction or lower priced - I hate paying thirty-plus bucks for a reference book but that's the usual cost, and it is amazing to me that more info on vintage jewelry isn't available on the internet in this day & age

      Thank you MrsT for the lovely compliment, glad you enjoyed this :)

      The love is greatly appreciated all
    8. Newfld Newfld, 10 days ago
      Many thanks buckethead for the kind love, so glad you liked this and very good to see you :)
    9. Newfld Newfld, 9 days ago
      Thank you raven and Vynil for the very kind love, it's greatly appreciated and glad you enjoyed this
    10. racheleb, 9 days ago
      Hi, i also have a bird brooch that is exactly the same shape (and dimensionality) as an early Boucher brooch. It is unmarked and doesn't look to be from the 1940's (as the original was). Does anyone know what could be going on here?
    11. Newfld Newfld, 8 days ago
      Thank you Malkey for the kind love, you're a great friend and I always appreciate your thoughtfulness

      Hi Rachel, if your Boucher bird looks newer than the 40s design it might be by d'Orlan who makes very good copies of some Boucher designs, scan the internet images for d'Orlan animal brooches & compare to Boucher's
    12. Newfld Newfld, 7 days ago
      MrsT and Sean, very grateful for the kind love and support, thanks so much
    13. racheleb, 7 days ago
      Hi Newfld, thanks for your comment. I search on D'Orlan bird brooches and there were a lot that looked very like mine design wise, but nothing exactly the same. I'll post it here as a new submission....
    14. Newfld Newfld, 6 days ago
      Thank you Lisa for the kind love it's greatly appreciated, glad you liked this bird
    15. Newfld Newfld, 3 days ago
      Many thanks themuse for the kind love, it's very much appreciated and glad you liked this

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