Sale - Morpho Butterfly Brooch - Art Deco Sterling Silver Reverse Painted Boats Bug Wing - Vintage Circa 1920s Thomas L Mott 925 Jewelry Pin
Rare vintage circa 1920s era Art Deco sterling silver morpho butterfly brooch! This stunning elongated oval shaped brooch features an iridescent morpho butterfly wing background. The backside of the clear cover is reverse painted with boats in blues, yellows, and oranges. The brooch fastens as it should with a c-clasp backing. A collectible piece of Art Deco era jewelry, that is patented from 1924! *Sale - price reduced from $165 USD to $145 USD.
ERA - Circa 1930s - Art Deco
METAL / MATERIAL - Sterling Silver Brooch, morpho butterfly wing, clear reverse painted cover.
MARKINGS / HISTORY - Back of pendant is marked "T.L.M. STERLING PAT.202213 MADE IN ENGLAND" for Thomas L. Mott. Mott debuted and patented the butterfly wing design in 1924 and became the largest producer of butterfly wing jewelry throughout the 1920s - 30s.
CONDITION - Good to fair vintage condition. Sterling silver metal has been professionally polished & cleaned, age consistent patina and wear remains. Butterfly wing has been well preserved. Some loss to painting present. Pin back fastens as it should. Amazing vintage butterfly wing brooch!
SIZE / MEASUREMENTS - Brooch: 1 1/2 x 3/4 inches, Weight: 5.13 grams
PRESENTATION: Listing includes a complimentary MJV logo gift box, as shown in last photo. All other boxes are for display only.
AUTHENTICITY: Each item in our shop has been hand-selected and inspected by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
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