This is a SIGNED piece of nearly antique butterfly wing jewelry. Art Deco Era Sterling Silver Pin has a beaded (dots & vertical slashes) frame surrounding the oval glass (crystal?). Beneath the glass dome is purplish-blue morpho butterfly wings and reverse hand painted details creating a woodland scene with Pine Trees and a Lake?
ROUND butterfly wing pin was found on Cape Cod, MEASURES ~ 7/8 Inches in Diameter and packs a punch for its size. It is Marked on the reverse "T.L.M. STERLING MADE IN ENGLAND" and "PAT 202213". The ' T' is a only partially legible - the patent number corresponds to the year 1923. Vintage butterfly wing jewelry was made by Thomas L Mott, the best known producer of pieces such as this - his works were exhibited at the 1924 Great Empire Exhibition.
Early example of Thomas Mott jewelry is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! Retains its ORIGINAL Victorian style tubular hinge, pin stem and 'C' clasp. Under 10 power magnification I see NO CHIPS, CRACKS or Excessive Wear to the glass 'nor I do not see any loss to the reverse painting - minute loss ~ wear to the butterfly wings which appears more serious in my enlarged photos. Would make a nice addition to your SIGNED butterfly wing jewelry collection!
1923 Thomas L MOTT England Sterling Butterfly Wing Reverse Painted Pin
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