This is a beautiful Marcel Boucher brooch. This piece of jewelry was a process of learning for me, so bear with me as I attempt to relay what I have learned. Marcel Boucher was a French jeweler who came to New York City in the 1920's. He studied under Pierre Cartier. In 1937, Boucher established his own company, Marcel Boucher and Cie. He quickly gained fame and his jewelry became some of the most well known and sought after costume jewelry of the 20th century.
This piece is a bow or ribbon brooch. It is marked on the back with the well known MB mark with a Phrygian cap sitting on top. It has the inventory number 2071, which dates it back to the 1940's. The brooch is also marked STERLING. It is my understanding that this piece is composed of sterling silver and was given a coating of vermeil. Vermil is a combination of gold and at least one other metal (in this case, I believe the other metal is nickel). There are some small spots of wear to the vermil finish. The brooch has several clear rhinestones, which have a yellow tint. One stone is missing. The brooch measures 2" long by 1 1/2" wide at the widest point. Please see pictures for more details.
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We are pleased to offer this base-weighted sterling silver reticulated compote. It is marked on the bottom 'Crown Sterling Weighted.' This piece is 6 5/8" tall and the bowl portion is 6 3/8" diameter.
This weighted sterling silver compote is pre-owned. It shows tarnish and has some small dents and is slightly mis-shapen
We have for your consideration twelve (12) sterling silver dinner forks, each 7 1/4" length. Each is marked 'Towle STERLING Pat. 1934 Candlelight' on the back. Each fork weighs between 45.5 grams and 47.8 grams. Total weight of all twelve is 558.73 grams.These sterling silver flatware piece are pre-owned and show scratches associated with moderate use. No monogram. We have other pieces in this pattern listed for your consideration
We have for your consideration twelve (12) sterling silver individual salad forks, each 6 1/2" length. Each is marked 'Towle STERLING Pat. 1934 Candlelight' on the back. Each fork weighs between 34.7 grams and 36.3 grams. Total weight of all twelve is 424 grams.
These sterling silver flatware piece are pre-owned and show scratches associated with moderate use. We have other pieces in this pattern listed for your consideration.