The morpho butterfly wings are a vibrant iridescent blue and a striking background for the reverse printed image of the RMS Saxonia on the domed top of this vintage brooch. The British ship was a passenger liner built in 1954 by John Brown & Company at Clydebank, Scotland for the Cunard Steamship Company for their Liverpool-Montreal service. It was renamed RMS Carmania in 1962, sold to a Soviet shipping company in 1973 and renamed SS Leonid Sobinov, and scrapped in 1999. The pin dates from the 1954-1962 period. It measures approximately 1 1/8 by 7/8 inches and weighs 3.6 grams. It is impressed on the back, Made In England Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated, and is in excellent condition.