Beautiful French Butterfly Tussie Mussie from the Art Nouveau period in the late 1800's. Made of gilt metal with a brass pin. It has a sturdy handle with an elaborate ring at the base to hold it up. The top part is minutely detailed with openwork depicting two butterflies, acanthus leaves and little flowers. All original with a great shiny patina. 5-3/4 inches high. Good Condition, but there is a break in the metal at the top. I tried to show this in the last picture. It does not show from the outside, only on the inside. There are also a slight dent at this site. This does not detract. There are two broken arms where the top meets the bottom. I showed this in my last picture. None of this shows much and does not detract.