SOLD: Large French jet butterfly brooch


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This outsize French jet butterfly is a new/old piece. It was constructed from a variety of antique components by a veteran Czech craftsman.

Each glass elements is backed on to metal, attached to the base, then japanned (covered with a hard black varnish).

Collectors of French jet jewellery will know parts often come off due to the deterioration of the glues over 140 years or so.

The advantage of this brooch over an original is that the new glues holding it together make it very wearable.

This bold but feminine piece lends itself to imaginative styling. We pinned it through our model’s hair, it could look marvellous on a hat.

How would you wear it?


• Handmade in French jet with japanned metal
• Approximately 13cm (5 1/4 inches) wide, 9cm (3 1/2 inches) tall
• Weight is 42.2 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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