Posted 10 years ago
This is a lovely large, hand-painted enamel pin. It has delicate butterflies with gold overlay. Some of the gold has worn off, although most of it is OK. It is set in silver, and the bezel is wonderfully hand scalloped. The pin has a solid back and is missing the loop that holds the pin. I have seen a similar design on Satsuma jewelry from the Meiji period - the butterflies are almost identical. However, this piece is not signed, so I cannot be sure. Maybe it is just a good reproduction? The enamel is crazed, but overall it it in nice condition. Is it an Satsuma?