An exceptional filigree sterling kinetic butterfly pin by Alice Caviness.
Her high quality sterling was made in Germany in the 1940s.
The butterfly is beautifully made, the filigree uses very fine twisted wire, the workmanship is clean and precise.
The sterling has a vermeil (gold plated) finish with areas of sterling exposed.
The "eyes" on the lower wings and area on the edges of the top wings are silver and set with marcasites.
The body is wrapped with wire, the head has marcasite eyes and antennae of wrapped wire and beaded ends.
The four wings are attached to the body individually so each one moves independently and can be positioned as desired.
Measures 2.5" wide when fully extended, the length is 1&5/8", total weight is 10.4 grams.
Marked on the back with soldered tags that read Alice Caviness and Sterling Germany.
Absolutely stunning and incredibly designed, a fine quality vintage designer pin by Alice Caviness.
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