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Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

French

As the oldest high-end jewelry boutique on the legendary Place Vendôme in Paris, dating to 1893, Boucheron stands for history, sensuality and avant-garde style. The French fine jewelry house has created iconic rings, necklaces and other adornments over its more than 160-year history for royalty like the Russian imperial family, the Maharaja of Patiala and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It has also received popular acclaim for its modern designs and playful motifs such as serpents and cats.

Since its founding in 1858 by Frédéric Boucheron with a boutique at the Palais Royal arcades, the maison has sought to create unforgettably unique pieces, push the boundaries of innovations in jewelry design and celebrate the opulence of gold. Many of its pieces are sculpted in gold by expert goldsmiths so that the material becomes a design element in its own right.

At its best, Edwardian jewelry was all about the exquisite diamond, platinum and pearl creations made by such famous names as Cartier and Boucheron. Later, Frédéric’s son Louis became especially interested in the Art Deco style as well as accessories like cigarette holders, bags and belts.

Boucheron is most famously known for its sources of inspiration: nature, animals and the earth. Its iconic Serpent Bohème collection, introduced in 1968, references the curves and scales of the animal with pear-shaped motifs and coiled accents adorned with diamonds and other precious stones like turquoiselapis lazuli and malachite. (A 1960s-era Boucheron brooch featuring a lavish mound of artfully assembled round and baguette diamonds set in platinum is a dinner-party conversation starter from any angle.)

Frédéric Boucheron gave a serpent necklace to his wife as a symbol of love and protection. Leopards, hummingbirds, deer and hedgehogs are referenced in the Animaux de Collection, while high-end 3D technology in the Nature Triomphante meticulously re-creates flower petals, ivy branches and other organic forms.

Boucheron also pays homage to Paris, the city where it was founded. The octagonal shape of the Place Vendôme is translated into the geometric Liseré pieces, and the Clou de Paris motif — which is integral to the house's Quatre series — is inspired by the cobblestones on its streets. Since 1859, when Boucheron introduced a collection of pocket watches, the maison has also regularly created timepieces with the same elegance and refinement as its jewelry.

Despite having such a long legacy, Boucheron has always been ahead of its time. Its creative collections and bold jewelry remain coveted and cherished. In 2018, its flagship in the Place Vendôme reopened after a restoration under its current owner Kering.

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Creator: Boucheron
Boucheron Vintage Silver Chiseled Ruby Butterfly Flower Motif Lipstick Case
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Exquisite Boucheron Vintage, Circa 1940/50's, Silver Chiseled Ruby Butterfly Flower Motif Lipstick Case! Elevate your daily beauty routine with a touch of timeless e...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Ruby, Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Sterling Silver

Boucheron 1940s Lady's Ruby and Sapphire vanity case "Minaudiêre Bag"
By Boucheron
Located in OVIEDO, AS
Boucheron 1940s Lady's Ruby and Sapphire vanity case "Minaudiêre Bag" The rectangular case decorated to the front with a pierced design of birds amongst fl...
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1930s French Aesthetic Movement Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Ruby, Sapphire, Silver, 18k Gold

Boucheron Amethyst & Rock Crystal Bird Desk Object
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
Large Boucheron Amethyst & Rock Crystal Bird Desk Object A large rough amethyst crystal adorned with a pair of beautifully carved rock crystal par...
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1970s French Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Amethyst, Carnelian, Onyx, Rock Crystal, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Boucheron Antique Miniature Oil Painting Set in a Silver Desk Frame Paris c 1870
By Boucheron
Located in Aspen, CO
Frederic Boucheron small ornate frame holding a fine miniature oil painting. Probably designed by Jules Debut, a major designer for Boucheron in th...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Vintage Boucheron Ruby, Gold & Silver Clutch Minaudière, Powder Case
By Boucheron
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Boucheron Gold and Silver Minaudiere Clutch Boucheron, 18 karat rose gold and sterling silver Minaudiere, studded with cabochon-cu...
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20th Century Artisan Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Ruby, Gold, Silver

Boucheron, Paris, 18k Rose Gold, Sterling Silver & Rubies Butterflies Minaudière
By Boucheron
Located in Surfside, FL
Boucheron, Paris. 18k rose gold, sterling silver and cabochon rubies "Butterflies" minaudière, circa.1950-1960. A minaudière is a piece of jewelry and a handheld lady’s evening bag. ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Rose Gold, Sterling Silver

Carved Rock Crystal Fish Desk Objects by Boucheron
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
Carved Rock Crystal Fish Desk Objects by Boucheron A pair of rock crystal and gem set table ornaments, circa 1970 Designed as a rock crystal carp upon a jasp...
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1970s French Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Boucheron Paris 1940s Art Deco Sterling Gold Ruby Necklace Compact
By Boucheron
Located in University City, MO
Boucheron Paris 1940s Art Deco sterling, gold & ruby jeweled compact - necklace The exquisite Boucheron compact is designed with a beautiful gold pie...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Ruby, Gold, Sterling Silver

Boucheron Marguerit Powder Case, 1960
By Boucheron
Located in Paris, FR
Chic 18K yellow gold powder box from the "Marguerite" collection by Boucheron, circa 1960s. It features a repeating flower motif resembling marguerites...
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1960s French Art Deco Vintage Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Boucheron Paris Marguerite Diamond and Gold Compact Case
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
Elegant diamond and 18K yellow gold compact case from the "Marguerite" collection by Boucheron, circa 1960s. It features a repeating flower motif resembling marguerites throughout ea...
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Mid-20th Century Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Boucheron objets d'art and vertu for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Boucheron objets d'art and vertu available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Boucheron jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Boucheron ruby objets d'art and vertu, from our inventory of 5, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 11 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider objets d'art and vertu by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Hermès. Prices for Boucheron objets d'art and vertu can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,750 and tops out at $50,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $11,500.
Questions About Boucheron Objets d'Art and Vertu
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Boucheron is known for being one of the oldest fine jewelry brands based in Paris, France. It opened in 1893 on the Place Vendôme, and since then has created jewelry for many notable figures, including the Russian royal family and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Shop a collection of Boucheron jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Boucheron does indeed use real gold. There are at least four types of gold used in Boucheron’s designs, including gold, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold, all in 18 karats. Shop a collection of Boucheron jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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