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Diamanté Baguette & Pavé Ribbon Dress Clip by Marcel Boucher

Diamanté Baguette & Pavé Ribbon Dress Clip by Marcel Boucher

USD$245.00

Additional information

Maker

Marcel Boucher

Size

2 1/4" x 1 3/4"

Condition

Excellent (see description)

Date

1949 (based on inventory number, per Brunialti)

Marks

"BOUCHER 2822" and "B" (for "MB") with Phrygian cap

Reference

See Brunialti, Vol. 1, p.69, for smaller version of this clip attached to snake chain necklace

This luscious 1940s dress clip features baguettes and pavé set in rhodium-plated metal. Even the underside of the furled upper corner is bejeweled. Marcel Boucher was one of the finest designers in this era, and this piece attests to his talent. Wear it to great effect on a weighty fabric, such as a coat or jacket. Or wear it as a bold pendant on a substantial chain. The third photo shows this clip on a sterling flexible choker from the same decade – scroll down to see it. Note that the stones do not have the yellow tinge suggested by the photos.

In stock

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