Crafted around 1910, this remarkable piece showcases a double-sided teardrop of butterfly wing, meticulously preserved beneath a smooth domed expanse of rock crystal. The iridescent butterfly wing appears as if suspended in time, frozen in delicate beauty for all to admire. Expertly mounted in silver, this hand crafted pendant exudes the distinctive aesthetic of the Arts and Crafts style—a celebration of craftsmanship, simplicity, and the inherent beauty of natural materials. The silver setting, adorned all around with intricate detailing pays homage to the movement's emphasis on handwork and the integration of nature's elements.
This large pendant was hand crafted in England in about 1910, it’s a rare double sided example, with blue morpho wing that’s solid on one side and shows some patterning on the other. The pendant measures 50.6 mm north to south and 39.7 mm across. It doesn’t come with a chain but this wonderful handmade wire twist chain is available, please inquire. This pendant weighs 20.4 grams.
The pendant's substantial size commands attention, its presence is undeniable. As it rests against the chest, it becomes a wearable work of art—a testament to the fusion of artistic vision and meticulous execution. This piece is an embodiment of the Arts and Crafts ethos, serving as a statement of individuality and as an appreciation for the natural world.
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Item ID: PTA26149VA