Marcel Boucher 1960s Gold Plate and Rhinestone Vintage Tassel Brooch

This beautiful brooch was created by Marcel Boucher in the 1960s. 

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The Details...

This gold plated brooch features herringbone chain tassels and a ribbon-like design set with small, round, colourless rhinestones. The brooch fastens with a traditional safety catch and the fastening pin attaches to the brooch with a round hinge. The brooch is signed. It is stamped 'BOUCHER' with a copyright symbol. The brooch measures 5cm x 6cm. 

A Short History...

This brooch is emblematic of the 'Cocktail Style' of costume jewellery being produced and worn during the 1950s and 1960s. There was a craze for costume jewellery that was ostentatious and glitzy; featuring stones in outlandish sizes and showy colourways. This form of jewellery was referred to as 'cocktail' because it was commonly worn to a way of gathering together that was becoming increasingly popular - the cocktail party. 

Wear it With...

This brooch would be an elegant pairing for a black velvet suit. 

  • Colour Diamante, Gold
  • Era 1960s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Bridal, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic