Posted 6 years ago
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!.