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Very Delicate Swallowtail Butterfly Brooch *Flea Market Find* $1.00

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    Posted 7 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    This costume brooch cost me twice as much as my gold ring - LOL! I think this one is unusual. Notice the fingerprint on the wing...it's not mine! It doesn't come off, either. The brooch weighs next to nothing. Only the lucite - is that lucite? - decorations add some substance to it.

    Is this something from the 1940s? Has a funky square angle clasp.

    2 1/4" wingtip to wingtip and 1 1/4" from antenna to bottom of wings.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Comments

    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      The clasp is early 1900s, if I'm not mistaken. What a lovely brooch, Bonnie, though it could use a bit of kyratango-izing! :)
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      katherine - that old? Really? Wow...and yes, it definitely needs a sprucing up via kyra!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      I wonder whose owns that fingerprint.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Cute flutterby :-)
      Confetti lucite is the material of the wings.
      Kath is mistaking for the date, it is far less old, I'd place it in the fifties !
      Can't see the finger print, it seems in good condition!
      https://img1.etsystatic.com/064/0/7676954/il_170x135.754365431_7rt2.jpg
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      kyra - Confetti lucite - another thing I have learned today. Enlarge the last photo and look at the wing on the left - there is a great big finger (or thumb) print there. 1950s is good, too. The metal looks like very thin brass, but not sure about that, either.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Aaaah, Last pic, on the left...
      From my data base, it belongs to Malvina Belphegor's right thumb!
      ;-D
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      kyra - ROTFLMAO! hahaha! :D :D :D
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Efesgirl, This is really very cool looking (finger print and all).
    9. Gillian, 7 years ago
      I'm wondering why the colours of the wings are so different?
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      jscotto363 - thanks! This brooch is soooo light that I expect it to fly off any second now! I would still like to know how a fingerprint became permanently embedded in the metal...strange...
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      The construction, clasp, and style looked older to me, but I always defer to kyratango's greater knowledge. :) And she IDed the thumbprint, how crazy is that! ;))
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Gillian - I haven't a clue. The brooch looks to be all original.
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      katherine - I wonder if Malvina will want her brooch back...she ain't getting it! haha
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      What a beauty I love it.
    15. yaneverknow, 7 years ago
      would guess more from late 60's from japan
    16. yaneverknow, 7 years ago
      maybe 70's

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