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Beautiful Vintage Flutterby Brooch came France from a CW member as a gift :-)

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Manikin
    (57 items)

    I received this wonderful Butterfly brooch from France as a gift from a CW member . It is marked sterling and made in England ,but I am not sure what wings are actually made of . It is quite heavy and gorgeous . CW has created so many friendships and that is what keeps us together all these years .

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Maybe kyratango will know what wings are made of <wink-hint>
    2. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Superb brooch!!!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      kyratango is a jewel all in herself. :)
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      This is gorgeous! Victorian period, I believe. The tube hinge looks like it's hand made. The wings are made from the actual butterfly wings of the Morpho butterfly.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you Efsgirl :-)
    6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you martika I appreciate you stopping :-)
    7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Yes Katherine I agree kryatango is a priceless GEM !
    8. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      nutsabotas6, I agree it was special surprise by her and CW has some awesome people and life long friendships are made :-)
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      A beautiful butterfly for your collection Dear Mani, you deserve this little treasure !
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Lovely!!! and looks like real butterfly wings too!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      TLM (Thomas L Mott) possibly the maker......
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      A lovely, lovely brooch!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      A beautiful morpho brooch Mani, well deserved, from one good egg to another!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      What a BEAUTY!!!!
    15. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Love the color.
    16. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you sklo42 much appreciated :-)
      Many Thanks racer4 , it was a wonderful gift :-)
      Thank you jscott ,I appreciate you stopping and I agree it is a beauty :-)
    17. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      As an angel, you needed another wings pair ;-)

      I think this one is rather a kind of blue foil used to look like morpho wings, at least no animal was harmed to make the brooch.
      I'm so happy you are pleased with your new flutterby, dear Mani!
      You are the queen gem of kindness, Mani :-D
    18. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Hi Sis, you deserve such a beautiful Flutterby brooch, enjoy!
    19. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi Bro ! hope all is going ok with you and will write soon . xo
    20. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Hey kyra - I hope you are right about that - I hate the idea of animals being destroyed for "beauty".
    21. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi Efsgirl ,kyratango sent me the brooch so she has seen it in person :-) So I think no butterfly was harmed to make it even though it really was made to look like a real wing .
    22. Gillian, 5 years ago
      A lovely, lovely brooch. Mani, was it a surprise?
    23. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Gillian I was very grateful for the gift but she had given me a hint something was coming :-)
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Happy 4th of july dear Mani!

      XOXO
    25. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you rucklczglass and kyratango, I don't imagine you celebrate the 4th so I will wish you both a blessed day :-)
    26. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Happy 4th of July, Sis!
      Enjoy the fireworks!
    27. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi Bro . No fireworks for me but what a relief that our weather is cool for July and nice for outside activities like the parade today . Say Hi to Sherry and hugs to you both xo
    28. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Will do...xoxo
    29. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you Stacy nice to have you on CW and I enjoy your collections :-)
    30. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      AWE. I absolutely love this post. So special and moving. XOXO
    31. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Many thanks OneGoodFind, It is such a pleasure in today's world to make friends from all over the world here on CW , glad you stopped and keep up your great posts :-)
    32. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Oh! lucky you..it's beautiful, what a pretty colour!...:-)
    33. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Beautiful color:)
    34. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi inky ! Thank you I love it too :-) hope all is well with you xo
      Many thanks Trey !
    35. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Lovely morpho butterflywings brooch. You can search on CW for morpho butterflywings and you will see some more jewelry. I have posted some, but not as nice as yours. Lovely!
    36. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Be careful with sunlight and damp, the wings are delicate.
    37. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan they butterfly was a gift from kyratango and I love it . It is in a jewelry box safe from sun :-) So nice you stopped and I will look at yours now although I may have seen them and put a love to them since I love flutterby's
    38. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi bratjdd so nice to see you ! xo
    39. lee120275 lee120275, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl knows her jewellery defo bufferfly wing, I own some rings and a bracelet and a brooch, some are even painted onto.
    40. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 5 years ago
      What a beautiful gift!!
    41. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Many thanks courtenayantiques, it certainly was a beautiful gift . Glad you stopped :-)
    42. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi dear Mani! A new (French!) member has posted some nice old bears and Steiff!

      Your help is needed on old bears there:

      Who is my bear? | Collectors Weekly
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/205826-who-is-my-bear

      Hoping you're doing well, XOXO.
    43. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Good Morning kyratango, I will look and try to help . Bears are very hard to ID makers as there were so many and it might just be a stitch that is clue. Most often you see attributed to so and so because without tags it is hard to be sure :-( Hope all is well with you too xoxo
    44. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Manikin the brooch is beautiful and like Efesgirl said it's real morpho butterflywings that gives it the wonderful color.
    45. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan It was a wonderful gift and I love it too :-)
      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family
    46. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Hi Mani...thank you a very Merry Christmas to you too!...I have sent him Christmas wishes but not heard back yet!...keeping my fingers crossed it's just that he doesn't have the internet, I know he was having problems with it..
    47. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thanks inky let me know if you hear ok :-)
    48. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Will do...xoxo
    49. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Just heard..still with us..:-))
    50. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thanks inky xoxo

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