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Vintage 1930s Thomas L Mott Sterling Siler Butterfly Wing Bar Brooch

Vintage 1930s Thomas L Mott Sterling Siler Butterfly Wing Bar Brooch

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This is a butterfly wing bar brooch with a rare design produced around the 1930s.

The square-shaped cabochon probably expresses the sea, islands, and sky, and depending on the angle of view, it looks like a tropical sunset landscape.

The sides are sculpted with flowers, and the bar has a regular Art Deco pattern.

On the back, "TLM STERLING ENGLANDThere are markings.

Old vintage but overall in very good condition.The needle sits securely inside the clasp, with just the right amount of springiness and no distortion.The glass part has small scratches that can be seen with a magnifying glass.

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.that accentuate the beauty and simplicity of color, and2.It is a beautiful scene art work in which the silhouette and outline of the painting are reversed on the inside of the glass cabochon and placed on the butterfly wings on the front side.(photo type).Butterfly wing jewelry was made into charms, brooches, bracelets, earrings and pendants.


  • Materials: sterling silver, glass, butterfly wings
  • Size: W: 5.9cm L: 1.6cm 
  • Weight: 3.8g
  • Fastener: C clasp
  • brand: Thomas L. Mott
  • Age:1930Age distribution

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[Thomas L Mott]

Thomas Mott is perhaps the most famous maker of butterfly wing jewelry that was very popular throughout the Art Deco era.1924The work was shown to the public at the XNUMX British Exhibition.Mott then expanded his Butterfly Wing jewelry line to HenryW・King&acquired Sun and Owen Brothers,1920Age and30became the preeminent maker of the decade.


"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 this wing are1900From the beginning of the XNUMXs1930It was very popular until the XNUMXs, and overfishing of butterflies occurred.Even in modern times, logging of trees in South America has dramatically reduced the number of host plants of morpho butterflies, and morpho butterflies have become extinct in some areas.

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