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Posted 3 years ago

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Tillymint
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Butterfly wing jewellery is such an exquisite collectable. Thomas Mott (TLM) of England, exhibited at the 1924 Great Empire Exhibition and catapulted the art of reverse painting on Butterfly Wing to a new fashionable craze of fun yet elegant jewellery. It was in 1922 that Shipton Co of England applied for the patent (202212 & 202213) for the design of using Butterfly Wings for the production of pictures, but it is generally Mott that is credited with their rise in popularity. Today this fine jewellery of the 1920's and 30's is making a comeback, and these beautiful, delicate pieces are growing in popularity. Some are set to Sterling Silver and signed to the rear, normally with the patent number, others which are still very collectable as set to white metal. The pictures of crinoline ladies, children or birds are the most desirable, but tropical paradise scenes are also appealing. Mainly found to brooches and pins, pendants and bracelets are more difficult to find, earrings and rings are very rare as they were mainly ruined due to water damage from being worn. I have several beautiful pieces from the 20's and 30's all of which prove a great talking point over dinner!.

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  1. Victoria, 3 years ago
    How much would a pair of earrings that have a design of an island with a palm tree be worth?
  2. Tillymint Tillymint, 3 years ago
    Some can still be purchased for less than 20 pounds, but the better the condition the higher the price, up to say 60 pounds.
    Best regards
    Tilly :)
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    With interest I read your little, but very interesting story of Butterfly wing jewellery and therefore thanks! Now I am in the opportunity to can buy an Art Deco silver brooch with a little lady in this kind of juwellery for the price of 39 USD. I'll think that it's worth. Do you agree? Hoping on your answer with kind regards,
  4. wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Nice collection Tillymint!
    I agree Agram that 39 us dollars is a good deal!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thanks Wolcitt1
  6. Tillymint Tillymint, 3 years ago
    39 us dollars sounds like a real bargain to me! :) enjoy. Tilly :)
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Hoi Tilly,
    Thanks, I'm waiting for the above mentioned brooch. As soon it has been arrived I will place it on this Show and Tell and ask you whether it is an original and indeed a bargain. I appreciate your opinion because up till now I don't know much about butterfly wing juwellery !
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Hello Tillymint,

    As I said in the above comment I just now attached my first silver Butterfly wing brooch (39USD) and two other items. Please let me know what you think about them please?
  9. lindym lindym, 3 years ago
    I have wall pictures made with butterfly wing, one with a lady $10 Can, the other is a bridge & river scene; $5.00 Can. Both found at different yard sales in Ontario Canada. Thanks for letting me know about the jewellery, I'll have to watch for it.
  10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    They're absolutely gorgeous.

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