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: A description of the new Marcel Boucher collection at Rike-Kumler's, in the Dayton [OH] Herald, 27 Feb 1941, p 26, says that all the pieces were inspired by the Garden of Eden, including 'a green frog with jewels on his webbed feet and goggle eyes'; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. See Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 pp. 44-61 on the 1940-1 Boucher series ('Eve's Folly' is on p 56). The design was famously pirated by Reinad 'Chanel' in 1941, for which see ibid p 81.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 2.75" x 2.65"
Price: US$4875
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