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A dazzling antique Georgian butterfly brooch from the early 19th Century decorated with an abundance of glistening white paste stones across the body and wings with two pink paste eyes at the head. It’s fashioned in solid silver with an open-work design and fabulous foliate motifs spread out across the wings.
Paste is a heavy, transparent flint glass used since ancient times to simulate the beauty of gemstones. The art of cutting paste takes expert craftsmanship and the highest quality stones are often able to replicate the cut, colour and sparkle of natural gems to near perfection.
It would look beautiful pinned to a lapel and is fitted with a strong gold gilt pin at the back with a covered clasp.
WEIGHT: 29.5 grams
MEASURES: Height 42mm x Width 73mm x Depth 6mm
METAL: Silver (Stamped)
STONES: Paste Stones
AGE: Georgian. (Circa 1800 – 1830)
MARKS: 900 Silver stamp
CONDITION: Excellent – Minor wear
ITEM NUMBER: 23-966
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