Sunday, July 22, 2012

Butterfly Pin Old Black Metal Brooch 1950s Vintage Jewelry $43.95

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This is a RARE old butterfly pin! It is a type of butterfly
jewelry that you will rarely, if ever, see!


This butterfly dates from the late 1940s or early 1950s and although it is not signed, it was made in Japan. The openwork design has an Art Nouveau influence and the butterfly is made of Japanned metal, or black enamel over silver pot metal. Yes, this is a pot metal piece !

The butterfly has 4 small clear rhinestone chatons on the wings and body. This is a medium large pin that measures 2 1/8" wide x 1 1/4" tall, or 5.4cm x 3.5 cm. The entire piece is in pristine condition with no signs of wear or other imperfections. There is no loss of black enamel and the pin has the original fine working safety clasp.

This style of old Japanese openwork in Japanned metal was most likely achieved using an antique Art Nouveau mold. Im certain that production of pieces like this was VERY limited.

You can add a gold or silver brooch slider to convert this pin to a pendant by checking the box below. Sliders come with a pair of silicon stoppers to hold slider in place.
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