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Antique 1920s TLM Victorian Lady Painted Sterling Silver Morpho Butterfly Wing Pendant

Antique 1920s TLM Victorian Lady Painted Sterling Silver Morpho Butterfly Wing Pendant

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This pendant is made from a delicately carved Morpho butterfly wing produced around the 1920s.

A cute pendant with a hand-painted Victorian-style lady and bouquet of flowers on the wings of a Morpho butterfly. An extremely rare butterfly wing pendant with an unusual design by Thomas. L. Mott.

When observed with a 30x magnifying glass, there are small scratches due to wear on the dome-shaped glass surface and the silver on the rear surface, and a small chip on the tip of the pendant. Therefore, it is reflected in the price.

You can use it by threading it through your existing necklace or chain.


  • Material:Silver, Glass, Morpho Butterfly Wing
  • Size: W: 1.324cm L: 3.515cm 
  • Weight:  3.73g
  • Age: approx.1920s
  • Brand: Thomas Mott (TLM)
  • Country of origin : England


"Butterfly Wing"

Morpho butterflies live in the southern United States and have large wings for the body.Many insects turn black and lose their brilliance when they die, but the reason why this butterfly wing is blue is that the comb-shaped scales on the surface of the wing cause light interference, not the pigment. is.Most have blue wings, and females have brown or plain-colored wings with little bluish tint.

Accessories using these wings were very popular from the early 1900s to the 1930s, leading to overhunting of butterflies. Furthermore, even in modern times, due to tree cutting in South America, the number of host plants for Morpho butterflies has drastically decreased, and in some areas, Morpho butterflies have become extinct.

Butterfly wing jewelry dates back to the Art Deco era1960Popular for ages, authentic butterfly wings(Morpho butterfly, usually of South America)was used to create rich blue accessories and jewelry.Among them are mainly2There were popular designs of sorts.1.What highlights the beauty and simplicity of color(photo type)And2.It is a beautiful scene art work with the silhouette and outline of the painting reversely drawn on the inside of the glass cabochon and placed on the butterfly's wings on the front side. Butterfly wing jewelry was made into charms, brooches, bracelets, earrings, and pendants.

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