Butterfly Brooch with Garnet Eyes and Unusual Folding Action. (C13833) - For Sale
Butterfly Brooch with Garnet Eyes and Unusual Folding Action. (C13833)
Silver brooch, butterfly with turquoise-set wings and body, and tiny garnet eyes. The rear has a highly unusual style of clasp - there are two prongs with sharp ends facing each other, and you fold the wings outwards to open the gap between the prongs just enough to slip the sharp point into fabric. Possibly a lace pin. It measures 35 mm wide and 20 mm high (1.7/16 inches by 3/4 inch). Excellent condition. Probably from the very early 20th century.