Vintage Victorian hand crafted spun silver butterfly brooch 800 silver
Unique hand crafted spun silver butterfly brooch. This brooch is special in than other butterfly brooches out there of its kinda because of the way it has been handcrafted. This piece was designed decades before they became popular and mass produced. You can tell in the construction of the piece. It has a tube hinge that has been hand made using 2 sets of tubes, one for the pin and the other for the base. There is a C clasp artistically curled as well as an elongated pin back. The longer, stronger pins were needed due to the thick materials of clothing during the turn of the century. Good vintage condition with lovely deep set patina. There are a few spots where the shining silver is bursting through that can be seen in the pictures. Patina has been left original on this piece. The brooch is stamped 800 silver and there is a hallmark though it can not be read at this time.