Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Mechanical Flower 1940s Brooch by Marcel Boucher
2 1/4" x 1 3/8"
"MB" with Phrygian cap and "Pat. Pend."
Design patent D151,493 issued to Marcel Boucher in 1948 (application filed in 1947)
This late-1940s piece is one of several versions of a Marcel Boucher-designed brooch with petals that open and close, often referred to as Day to Night flowers. With its gold-tone petals and stem, and a faux pearl adorned with diamanté in the center, this brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. This piece is lovely!