Exquisitely detailed, this large sterling silver butterfly has a segmented body and finely textured wings with etched abstract designs. Measuring 3" x 2 1/4", it has a solid weight of 22.5 grams of silver and was designed by G. Cini in the late 1950's or early 1960's. Although it lacks the signature cartouche found on most Cini pieces, its fabulous craftsmanship and viewing similar pieces by Cini make it apparent that it is his work. With a sturdy locking clasp, this butterfly brooch is signed "Sterling" on the back of the abdomen. In excellent estate condition, it will wing its way into your heart.