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    Victorian Butterfly Wing, Glass, Gold, Silver Brooches
    Stones: Glass crystal
    Metal: Silver; 10k applied rose and yellow gold accents
    Theme: Morpho butterfly; butterfly wing; flowers; grapes; grapevine; crane; rose; Japonaserie
    Marked: English Hallmarks (crane brooch)
    Gross Weight: 40.00 grams
    Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 7/8 inch - 2-1/2 inches x 1-11/16 inches

    Property of a New Mexico Collector


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Butterfly, Glass
    Shape(s): Oval
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Victorian silver adornments with applied gold or stamped motifs that provide a wealth of naturalistic imagery: roses, a vase abundant with flowers, grapes and vines, and perhaps an Asian-inspired motif of a crane amongst bamboo reeds. The crane brooch shows English hallmarks on reverse and an oval enclosed space for hairwork or a photo, minor dents to the silver. The grapes and vine brooch also displays an opening on reverse, the frame is missing the crystal covering. The most creative piece in the grouping is a silver dragonfly with iridescent blue wings of the Morpho butterfly from South America. Blue iridescence in good condition, minor fading at the edges. Tarnish to all silver items.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    21st Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 185

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