Splendid Butterfly : Vintage Teal Enamel Butterfly Brooch in Silver Gilt

AU$275.00

Butterfly brooches are perennial favourites amongst brooch enthusiasts, and vintage jewellery enthusiasts of all stripes. They are a lovely way to dip your toes into collecting antique and vintage jewellery as they come in such a huge range of sizes, colours and price points. Brooches are the secret of many a collector – compared to other types of jewellery they are often a lot more affordable, and once you’ve found your own way to style these most versatile little treasures you’ll never want to be without that luxe little outfit maker.

Butterflies are symbolic of the soul or psyche. Their delicateness and fragility makes them a marvel to behold, a small natural wonder. A butterfly never fails to bring a smile.

Manufacture:
This piece dates to the middle of the 20th century, circa 1950 and is made in silver and enamel, with a gold wash to the back. It is marked Silver to the reverse.

The front of the brooch is flooded with teal and burgundy enamel. Underneath the glossy colour there is fine patterning in silver describing the delicate veins and patterns of a butterfly wing and body.

The brooch measures 24.6mm x 34.8mm x 7mm.
Weighs 4.3 grams.

Condition: 
In lovely vintage condition with no losses to the enamel. The gilded back of the brooch has developed a patina, not uncommon in vermeil items. Ready to be a bright pop of colour on your coat or hat and certain to win you compliments.

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Description

This piece dates to the middle of the 20th century, circa 1950 and is made in silver and enamel, with a gold wash to the back. It is marked Silver to the reverse.

The front of the brooch is flooded with teal and burgundy enamel. Underneath the glossy colour there is fine patterning in silver describing the delicate veins and patterns of a butterfly wing and body.

The brooch measures 24.6mm x 34.8mm x 7mm.
Weighs 4.3 grams.