MB Boucher Gold Pave and Metallic Enamel Praying Mantis Pin
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MB Boucher Gold Pave and Metallic Enamel Praying Mantis Pin
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Description: gold and rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, enamelling
Marked: MB (phrygian cap)
Reference: A variant on the patented pave praying mantis, for which see Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 p. 52, and the patent reproduced below (scroll down); designer Marcel Boucher, dated 1941. Luxe et fantaisie: Bijoux de la collection Barbara Berger (Paris, 2003) p 108; Bijoux: Los Anos Gloriosos - Colleccion Barbara Berger (Colima, Mexico, 2000), p 33.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 3.5" x 1.8"
Price: US$3750
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