Vintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on SilvertoneVintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on Silvertone

This allusive vintage butterfly- cho- pin or broach is not Japanese, but a strong symbol often used in Japanese art, as one can see throughout our store. In Japanese culture, butterflies carry a number of meanings but are most closely associated with the symbolism of metamorphosis and transformation. They are closely linked with recently departed spirits and consequently are represented in a number of traditional family crests. It is not silver, but strongly look like a sterling dragonfly pin we are also going to post. It has wonderful work on the front representing the butterfly wings in matte and shiny gold and silvertone. It looks like it has a copyrighted mark I cannot read. The point of sharing here as part of our collection, the representation in Japanese art. It is in excellent vintage condition and appears to have been made in the 1960s-1970s. No scratches or damage is seen and the pin is perfect. It would also make a great replacement for obidome decoration on an obi with a sash cord, extras of which we have plenty. I will try to remember to show with one in a picture or please inquire for specific colors.

SIZE 2 by 1 7/8 inches or 50.8 by 47.62 mm

Item ID: A1937


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/ gold, Size: 50.8 mm

Vintage Butterfly- Cho- Pin or Broach Gold on Silvertone

$28 USD

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