MB Boucher Pave, Metallic Enamel, and Ruby Cabochons Tree Frog Pin
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MB Boucher Pave, Metallic Enamel, and Ruby Cabochons Tree Frog Pin
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Description: rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, enamelling, cabochons
Marked: MB (phrygian cap), V
Reference: Part of the metallic enamel animals birds and flowers series of 1940-41, designer Marcel Boucher. The date is made certain by the well-known Reinad/Chanel unauthorized copy of this piece, part of their only production run in early 1941 (script-signed Chanel), before the company was forced to change its name and mark to Reinad. See Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 p 81 for the 'Chanel' copy of this piece, pp. 44-61 on the 1940-1 Boucher series, and pp 78-79 on Reinad-'Chanel'; the conclusion must be that "Chanel" made unauthorized lower quality copies of designs by Boucher and others, not that they 'worked for' those designers.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 2.75" x 2.65"
Price: US$3875
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