3.5 inches by 1 5/8 inches
This is a recast of a Gorgeous Highly desirable and Rare Grasshopper brooch that dates to 1941.
THIS IS A REPLICA of a Boucher piece.
Excellent Vintage condition. As these replicas are now over 20 years old, they are Vintage in their own right.
This is NOT an original Boucher but a Re-Cast made by Roberta Barnes years ago.
Roberta was famous for her reproductions or as she called them RECAST.
She always made them a little different from the originals.
I have included a copy of the original patent for the original Boucher grasshopper so you can see the very subtle variation.
I have also included an advertisement for the original piece.
I believe Roberta's recasts have a huge following as they were all hand made and never represented by her as originals.
I purchased most of these years ago directly from Roberta. Sadly she has now passed, but her legacy lives on through these pieces.
This particular piece surfaced at a show in Central Florida this spring. Roberta lived between Florida and North Carolina.
Her son lived in Central Florida and sold off her remaining inventory after her passing.
Roberta's work is very controversial. Some people despise the fact that she copied these expensive originals,
It is a well known fact that many, in fact most important pieces of jewelry have been reproduced to provide a more accessible version for the general public.
In the tradition of Roberta I am offering these recast for much less.
You can see what the original piece looked like in the photo with the black background.
You will find this original piece on other websites for upwards of $3,000
Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Photos are part of the description as well, please look carefully.
The photo with black background is only for comparison to the original and not the item you will receive.
This recast is in the style of the 1940's Sterling with fold wash.
It is Not Sterling. This does not have proper Rhodium plating.
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All items are shipped Priority Mail insured for full value, signature required. All product photos are of the actual item. Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in products and lighting conditions. Please contact me if you have specific additional photo requests as photos are part of the description.
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Read about Vintage Bakelite and ME in the Pioneer Woman Magazine, Spring Issue here:
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
May 29, 2023
Extremely well-packaged and prompt service