This fabulous vintage birds pin is signed by Butler and Wilson of London. I believe that it dates to the 1980’s . I cannot find any similar ones on line so I think it is a rare piece.
Nicki Butler and Simon Wilson began making one off pieces of jewellery in the late 1960s using stones taken from vintage pieces of jewellery. They opened their first shop in the early 70s, expanding their business in the 80s and now many famous celebrities wear their pieces. Their styles are very imaginative and always eye catching.
This very large and impressive brooch measures 3” (7.5cms) by 1¼” (3.2cms) across the centre.
On a curved branch are perched three birds . They are encrusted with glittering rhinestones in turquoise, lavender and amber. They all have glittering red eyes. On one side is a pink enamel flower with a rhinestone centre. There are green rhinestone and enamel leaves and on the end of the branch a large amethyst paste teardrop flower.
The back is smoothly finished and there is a fully functional safety clasp. In a roundel is the mark ’Butler Wilson’.
On your shoulder or holding your wrap this is the pin which will really get noticed. It is in wonderful vintage condition and will arrive in a gift box.