Boucher Gold Sunburst Amethysts and Turquoise Wingback Earrings
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Boucher Gold Sunburst Amethysts and Turquoise Wingback Earrings
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Description: gold plated base metal, rhinestones, faux turquoise. The wingback mechanism works so that there is no clip pressure on the ear; the earring sits, through the 'V' shaped part, on the inside of the ear above the lobe, while the wire secures at the back of the ear. Scroll down for a picture of them being worn.
Marked: Boucher C, 7142
Reference: Mark dates this to 1958. Our thanks to Roberto Brunialti for sorting out the dates of the Boucher serial numbers, and generously sharing the information. See contemporary Judith McCann advert on how Wingback earrings are worn - click thumbnail above to view ad. Patent, for the wingback mechanism, is reproduced below (scroll down); designer Judith McCann of New York, applied for 1944, granted 1947
Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.45" x 1.2"
Price: US$245
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