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Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was a French jeweller. In the early 1920s, he moved to New York City, where he developed a passion for jewellery design, studying under Pierre Cartier as an apprentice. By the 1930s, he was working for Mazer Brothers. However, in 1937 he decided to establish his own company, which he called Marcel Boucher and Cie.
Costume jewellery by Boucher
Jewelry by Boucher is almost always signed (meaning a marking signifying authenticity was put on the piece) and has an inventory number on it somewhere. Some of the earliest marks say 'Marboux' or 'MB.'
Boucher used white metal in his pieces, but the entry of the US in World War II meant that metal was scarce. At that point, Boucher began using silver in his work, even moving to Mexico for a brief stint to utilize the silver there.
- Hougart, Bille (2006). The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. Cicatrix. p. 28. ISBN 9780971120211.
- Jewelry - Collector's compass. Martingale & Co. 2000. p. 26. ISBN 9781564773456.
- Dubbs Ball, Joanne (1990). Costume jewelers: the golden age of design. Schiffer Pub. p. 87. ISBN 9780887402555.