Art Deco Teardrop Butterfly Earrings
Although butterfly wings have been used in jewelry since the early 19th century, the trend really took flight from the 1920s through the 1930s. The Morpho butterfly is covered with iridescent shades of blue and green that change relative to the angle of view.
Mounted within a tear-drop shaped sterling silver frame, the electric color of the natural wing showcases its own beauty. The double silver bezel, with both plain and reeded edges is set with a convex glass cover. Quite captivating in the form of earrings as the constant movement enables the shimmering colors to morph in the wink of an eye.
Condition: Very good; ear wires are modern and converted from the original screw back fittings.
Hallmarks: “Sterling Silver”; “England”
Measurements: 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length by more than ½ of an inch (1.3 cm) in width. This pair of earrings has a weight of 4.2 grams (2.7 dwt).
Date & Origin: Circa 1930 and is English in origin.