MB Boucher Pave and Metallic Enamel Bird Male Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird Pin
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MB Boucher Pave and Metallic Enamel Bird Male Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird Pin
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Description: rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, enamelling
Marked: MB (phrygian cap), S
Reference: Mark, design, construction, and non-use of Sterling date this to 1941, the metallic enamel birds series - see Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 pp 48-53. Featured in The Broadway's 1941 Christmas advertisement (in gold and pave, misidentified as a Heron), in the Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec 1941, p 20; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Schiffer, Fun Jewelry, p. 69. An example (missing its tails and misdated) is in Luxe et Fantaisie: Bijoux de la collection Barbara Berger (Paris 2003), p. 106. David Attenborough's video of this remarkable bird ('Prize Flight') is at https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/videos/attenborough-ark/the-marvellous-spatuletail-hummingbird-3333.aspx
Condition: Excellent - there are two old solder spots on the back securing the tails
Size: 5.5" x 2.65"
Price: US$4875
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