9ct Gold and Butterfly Wing “Madame Butterfly” Brooch
Vintage 9ct Gold and Butterfly Wing “Madame Butterfly” Brooch
The vintage 9ct gold square brooch is set with a section of brightly coloured butterfly wing which is behind a polished resin cover. A picture of a Japanese lady, fictional character Madame Butterfly, is reverse painted onto the back of the cover, such that the picture appears to be on the butterfly wing when viewed from the front. The cover is in a rub-over setting with a decorative beaded surround. The butterfly wing is foiled with yellow gold backing. The brooch is marked “9CT; PAT 202213”. English patent 202213 was taken out in the 1930’s for the production of this type of butterfly wing jewellery.
Age Circa 1930
Dimensions Circa 25mm square; 6mm thick without needle
Condition Very good
Stock Code BG299