Art Deco Huge Silver & Real Butterfly Double Sided Pendant
A beautiful and unusual butterfly pendant from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! The double-sided piece is quite substantial in size. A silver encasement forms the perimeter, hanging from a simple ring bail at the top. Displayed at the center is a textured, fibrous background, which is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Resting atop the cream colored background is a real butterfly, carefully preserved and incorporated into the design. The wings of both butterflies display a stunning range of natural earthy colors, including warm autumnal shades and soft pastels. The larger butterfly is shown from the side, while the other is shown with wings outstretched. Small, delicate clippings of real dried petals and wheat complete the gorgeous nature-inspired design. The pendant can be easily reversed to display either side as the front when worn. This one-of a-kind piece is incredibly lovely, and would look perfect worn everyday on a favorite silver chain!
Measurements: The piece hangs 2 1/2" long, including the ring bail. The pendant measures 2" in diameter and is approximately 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver encasement or to the glass covers. The butterflies and dried pressed plants are intact and remain in good condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver setting, which is normal for vintage jewelry and adds to its unique appearance.