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Butterfies and Dragonflies
Vintage Alice Caviness Sterling and Marcasite Filigree Butterfly Brooch: This vintage sterling butterfly brooch from designer Alice Caviness is gold plated and accented with sparkling marcasites. The open work filigree is beautifully wrought giving the brooch a light and airy feel! The brooch is stamped Sterling, Germany. The Alice Caviness cartouche is missing, but this design is verified in her jewelry ads. The brooch is fairly large, measuring 3 1/4 by 1 3/4". Shown on page 143 of Costume Jewelry 101 by Julia C. Carroll.
European 800 Silver Plique a Jour Butterfly Pin: This stunning circa 1920 butterfly pin is a work of art! Crafted from 800 silver in delicate filigree work, this lovely piece is enameled in the plique-a-jour method is rich colors of blue, green and bright red enamel. The workmanship is exquisite! It is marked 800 ( silver content) and another mark I can't read. There is a bend to the pin stem which I will straighten out, otherwise this piece is in excellent condition.
Delicate 800 Silver Plique-a-Jour Enamel Butterfly Pin: This delicate vintage butterfly pin is crafted from 800 silver wire and features plique-a-jour enameling in shades of blue, green and light lavender enamel. He has a twisted wire body and upswept wings. The left side of his top wing is slightly flatter than his right which is reflected in his price. A gorgeous vintage brooch that looks so real he could fly right off your shoulder.
Vintage Oriental Style Napier Butterfly Brooch: This elegant vintage butterfly from Napier has an Oriental feel! Gold tone metal plays host to a plethora of sparkling chaton rhinestones enhanced by deep glowing red enamel. This brooch is in mint condition and measures 2 1/4 by 1 1/4". Signed Napier (c).
Vintage Plique a Jour Enamel Butterfly Brooch 800 Silver: This delicate and delightful vintage butterfly brooch is created from 800 silver in delicate cannetille work accented by plique a jour enameling in colors of soft green, blue and gold. This small wonder features upward curving wings and a detailed body. Measures 1 by 3/4" and is marked 800 ( for silver content).
Vintage Coro Retro Modern Rhinestone Butterfly Brooch: Dating from the 1940's, this goldtone Coro butterfly has an oval green rhinestone in his body and bright red chaton rhinestones for eyes. One rhinestone appears larger than the other, probably a replacement at some time, but is not very noticeable and mentioned for accuracy sake. The front of the brooch shows minor wear and the back shows more scratching due to age and wear but the pin back is very tight and secure. Signed with the older Coro script signature, it measures 1 7/8 by 2".
Vintage Gerard Yosca Enamel Rhinestone Dragonfly Brooch: From famed contemporary designer Gerard Yosca, this enormous dragonfly brooch does not disappoint! Bright green enamel wings are studded with chaton Swarovski crystals. The wings are bordered with twisted gold tone metal. The body is set with three citrine colored glass stones, the square center stone is faceted. The tail is set with glowing faux pearls. Measures 4 by 3" and is signed YOSCA.
Signed Avon Enamel and Rhinestone Butterfly Brooch: This butterfly brooch from Avon is a delight. The wings are domed and embellished with squares of burgundy guilloche enamel, faux pearls and light blue chaton rhinestones. The antennae are embellished with darker blue chaton rhinestones. A wonderful addition to any figural collection! Shown in Costume Jewelry 101 by Julia C. Carroll on page 109.
Vintage Signed ART Rhinestone Butterfly Brooch and Earring Set: This vintage brooch and earring set from ART is crafted in gold tone openwork metal in a layered design. This butterflies sport a blue art glass navette cabochon as the body, green rhinestone eyes, and a red chaton thorax. The matching earrings are a butterfly in flight with dimensional layered up-swept wings and orange rhinestones. A small chaton rhinestone sparkles at the tip of the antennae. The earring clip backs are tight and secure. There is slight movement in the pin back, but the c-clasp is tight and secure. The brooch is signed ART but the earrings are unsigned, as is often the case with sets.
Vintage Signed ART Fanciful Rhinestone & Enamel Dragonfly: This stunning vintage signed ART figural dragonfly brooch is crafted in gold tone metal and enameled in dreamy colors of pink, blue, green and yellow. His tail is accented by amber and clear chaton rhinestones and his eyes are clear chaton rhinestones. His detail is marvelous, with tiny little feet, texturing on his body, and openwork wings. His only flaw is a slight bend in the pin back, but it closes tight and securely. 2 1/4 by 1 3/4".
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