MB Boucher Pave and Baguettes Praying Mantis Bug Pin
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MB Boucher Pave and Baguettes Praying Mantis Bug Pin
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Description: rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, baguettes, enamelling
Marked: MB (phrygian cap)
Reference: Advertised in December 1940, price 'about $15'; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Gioielli Fantasia - Costume Jewelry: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's Collection (Milan, 2010) p 185; Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 p. 52. The patent is for the smaller pave and enamel version of this pin, produced in the following year, reproduced below (scroll down); designer Marcel Boucher, filed March, granted April 1941.
Condition: Excellent - characteristic minor age wear to plating in places on the back
Size: 4.25" x 3.75"
Price: US$4950
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