Vintage Plique-à-jour Enamel Butterfly Brooch with Diamonds in 18k Gold
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A big, beautiful, vintage butterfly brooch, modeled in 18k yellow gold, whose shapely, articulate wings are decorated with translucent, plique-à-jour enamel, in three colors— an earthy pink, a rich golden yellow, and true black. Plique-à-jour enamel is beloved for its glowing, stained-glass-like effect. Our butterfly’s body is topped with applied, white gold mounts that hold both bead and bezel set brilliant-cut diamonds. The legs, expressive antenna, and underbelly of the butterfly are constructed dimensionally, so it reads like a small sculpture. We think this is especially wonderful, thanks its bold and unexpected color combination! Closure is a two-eared safety catch.
1930 - 1940
Measures approx 1.9" (w) x approx 1.4" (l); diamond CTW is approx .25 c.