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Butterfly Jewelry




Morning Glory Collects…


vintage
jewelry we enjoy buying, wearing and sharing

BUTTERFLY
& Butterfly Wing
JEWELRY

The BUTTERFLY is a symbol of life and the soul in many
cultures. Their beauty and delicacy is breathtaking, and they come in a rainbow
of colors that are heightened by the flutter of their wings. Nectar is their
main food, and they pollinate flowers in their areas. Their lovely shapes are
often used in jewelry and art, starting many centuries ago. And in some
societies, the butterfly is the symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation. Note the
butterfly hair ornament atop the lady’s hairdo in the vintage photo above.



VICTORIAN malachite set in sterling silver butterfly brooch, hallmarked
London 1810, 1-5/8".
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View #V32085

VICTORIAN pressed horn butterfly pin, 2". Circa
1870, the detail in this is so lovely. This same pin can be seen on page 121 of Helen
Muller’s book "Jet". View
#V25282

ENAMELED lavender butterfly
sash pin on gold tone metal, circa 1900.
View #V20280




GA
ITALY
sterling and paste clear rhinestone) butterfly pin with red
eyes, beautifully made, 2-1/3". This mark is for Giorgio Armani,
the Italian fashion designer. It is in excellent condition.
View
#X7080

VICTORIAN sterling silver
locket and collar with etched butterfly design on the locket, 2" locket, 16"
chain with 2" Y chain, complete fittings inside for two photographs. Note
the links which are alternate
shaped links and embossed balls, quite lovely.
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View #V33730

BUTTERFLY
double clip
pin with clear rhinestones set in pot metal, when the wings are squeezed, the pins open to be fastened. Marked
on the back with the letters "EB" in a bell, circa 1930,
2-1/8" by 1-1/3′.
View
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View #Y1546




VICTORIAN paste and gray pearl
butterfly brooch set in gold in original box, 2".
View
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View #V34679

VICTORIAN cut steel butterfly belt buckle, 2-1/2".
This would have adorned the sash or belt in a beautiful way, delicately and
with style.
View #V33733

VICTORIAN sterling hinged
bangle with arrow and butterfly, hallmarked for Birmingham, 1882, 6-1/2" by
1-1/4", very faint dimples by catch.
View
View #V34829




BUTTERFLY pin with clear pave
rhinestones set in pot metal, circa 1930, 2-1/2" by 2" .
View #Y20278

STARET butterfly pin… that old classic from the 1940’s! It is unsigned,
but I have had these in several color combinations, both signed and
unsigned. It is 3 inches across with marvelous purple and clear
rhinestones.
View
#S19255

STARET
blue and clear rhinestones
butterfly pin in blue and clear rhinestones. It is 3" wide and circa 1940. View




COROCRAFT
sterling vermeil enamel and rhinestone folded wings pink butterfly fur clip,
circa 1945,
2-1/3". View
#C26656
DEROSA sterling vermeil
butterfly brooch with clear and red rhinestones circa 1945, 2-1/8".
View #d32453
BUTTERFLY pin with an
unusual side view, circa 1930.
View #Y5102




BUTTERFLY pin with
charcoal gray
rhinestones and green cabochons set in gold tone with a smooth back, a
dramatic color combination, 2".
View #Y5071

BUTTERFLY brooch with
beautifully enameled wings and
rhinestone body in purple, red and green stones with clear rhinestone
accents. View #Y19164


EISENBERG
unsigned clear rhinestone 2-3/4" double clip brooch. It is hinged at
the center so that it can be worn with the wings in different positions,
circa 1940.
View
View #E21238





ENAMEL
winged butterfly pin with aqua square rhinestone and clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 3".
View
View
#Y25900

ENAMEL winged butterfly pins with aqua and blue square rhinestone and clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 3".

ENAMELED cream and pink
wings and cobalt blue and clear rhinestone butterfly 3" brooch and 1-1/2"
screw back earrings, circa 1940.
View
View #Y28761





HOBE
butterfly brooch with unfoiled pink, clear and citrine rhinestones set
in gold tone filigree, marked on the back "Hobe", circa 1950, 2-5/8" by 1-3/4".

View
#O37767

HASKELL Hess dress clip of stick
coral, artificial seed pearls, green cabochon and beads and gilt filigree
balls, circa 1940, 4-1/3". View
View #H34220

ALICE CAVINESS enameled sterling
and marcasite butterfly brooch, marked on the back "Alice Caviness sterling
Germany", 1-1/2". View
#C35322





BUTTERFLY
clip with aurora borealis set in gold tone, 2" by 1-1/2". Be
sure to look at the photo of the back, which has unusual double clips. It’s not
signed, but it is similar to the DeRosa patent number 2026934. Since the aurora
borealis stone weren’t invented until about 1953, it has to be that age or
newer. In order to wear this, you will need a fairly open-weave fabric so that
the legs can be "woven" into it. And don’t miss the little
red rhinestone eyes!

View
#Y40414





BAKELITE
apple juice and butterfly wing 4" wide brooch with metal
insets, probably European.
View
#B14517

Both Top
round pin is 1-9/16";
Bottom is 4".
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This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd
Ed, page 151.

BAKELITE
apple juice and butterfly wing 1-9/16" brooch with metal insets,
probably European.
#B17835




BUTTERFLY England sterling
butterfly wing and fairy 1-1/3" oval pendant on silver plate 18" chain,
circa 1920. (Similar pieces seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s
Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 129.)
View
View #Q26196

SILVER tone
hinged butterfly wing bracelet marked "R" in square" and "patn
1994826", adjustable in size with a 1" front. View
View
#Y26179


NB STERLING 2 1/4″ bar pin with a butterfly
wing-backed
center stone. #Q13392




LUCITE REVERSE
carved and painted butterfly pin, a whopping 3 1/2"
, circa
1940.
View #B13029

PURPLE and pale yellow
rhinestones very unique 1-3/4" butterfly brooch, 7-1/4" by 1/2" bracelet and
1-1/4" earrings, unusually layered and pronged.
View
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View #Y29395

HOLLYCRAFT 1955
pastel rhinestone butterfly brooch in pink, yellow, aqua, lavender, blue and
yellow, 1-5/8".
View
#L28967




VEGA opal brooch with butterfly and blue, yellow and green enamel, 2-1/2" by
3-1/2". View #X33546
VEGA opal bracelet with
butterfly and blue, yellow and green enamel, 6-1/4" and 2" wide at the
front. #X33544
VEGA butterfly brooch with
burgundy, black, orange, yellow and green enamel, 4-1/4" by 2-1/2". #X33547







REGENCY
multi-colored rhinestone butterfly pins, a wonderful set of
three that are such fun to wear together! The rhinestones are in brilliant
colors of aqua, red, pink, clear, yellow, white and peach, and they are all
in a japanned black setting that sets them off perfectly. The largest brooch
is 2-5/8" across, the middle sized one is 1-1/2" and the smallest is 1". The
two small ones are signed, the large on is not. These are the very same
pieces seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 203.

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#X22993

TRIFARI PIN & EARRINGS
green glass cabochons and clear rhinestones make this wonderful butterfly
almost come alive! The pin is 21/2 inches and the earrings are 1
inch. VIEW
VIEW #T11471

TRIFARI pink and green cabochon
butterfly pin, circa 1965, 2-5/8" by 2-1/2". (Seen in
Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 211.)
View #T23712




TRIFARI lovely brushed gold tone
butterfly brooch with clear rhinestones, 2".
View #T35010
BUTTERFLY pendant purple,
green, brown and blue cabochons set in gold tone, wearable length 19-1/2" by
3" butterfly. #Y35006
BUTTERFLY matte gold tone
sideways butterfly brooch with clear rhinestones, 2".
View #Y35032




REGENCY aqua and green
butterfly brooch. View
#21091

AQUA butterfly pin with foiled
and unfoiled rhinestones and aurora borealis.
View #Y4699

FLORENZA
purple rhinestones and aqua cabochons butterfly brooch with trembler
wings. View
#F20231




TRIFARI brushed gold
tone butterfly 2-1/2" and 1-1/2" pins and sweater clip set.
View
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View #T10860 and #T10127
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TRIFARI butterflies set ad, circa
1938.

TRIFARI sterling vermeil
butterfly 2-1/2" pins (2) and 1-1/4" earrings with rose cabochons and blue
rhinestones, 1944.
View




BUTTERFLY red, rose
and pink 3-1/3" butterfly pin/pendant with art glass center cabochon.
View #Y24606


LAVENDER
silver tone butterfly pin with lavender rhinestones, 3". View
#Y26404

LILAC large mother-of-pearl floral and butterfly pin 4-1/2".
View
View #Y21881




DAVID-ANDERSEN sterling and
guilloche enamel green, yellow and lavender butterfly, circa 1950.
View #N26386
DAVID-ANDERSON sterling and guilloche
enamel green, yellow and lavender butterfly collection, circa 1950.
STERLING and guilloche
enamel green and yellow butterfly, circa 1950.
View #N26405




HROAR PRYDZ,
NORWAY
enameled brown and white butterfly pin, circa 1950, 2". ‘Oslo,
Norway, Marked with a circle within a sideways "V", circa 1960.

View
View #N25896
ENAMELED leaves,
flower and butterfly pin, 3-1/8".
View #Y23923

FINN JENSEN
sterling and
guilloche cream and yellow enamel butterfly, mark is "925 SV" circa 1950.
View #N26387




DAVID-ANDERSEN Norway
sterling vermeil enameled "tiger" butterfly pin, circa 1950, 1-1/4".
View #N26612

DAVID ANDERSON Norway enamel
on sterling vermeil butterfly pin, 1-1/4".
View #N29828


DAVID-ANDERSEN
yellow Norway sterling vermeil enameled butterfly pin,
circa 1950,
1-1/4". View
#N26613




PANETTA cream, aqua and black
enamel butterfly brooch in gold tone, 2-1/3". #X34853
STERLING Mexico abalone mosaic
butterfly brooches, group of three. The top left is marked "Mexico 925
112" and 2" wide; top right marked "Mexico ster" 1-7/8"; bottom "Mexico" and
an illegible number 2-1/2". Fun to wear together or separately.
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View #N62703
PANETTA butterfly brooch, two
tone green enamel with clear rhinestones set in gold tone,
1-7/8". #X34724




REGENCY blue
and green pastel rhinestones set in gold tone butterfly brooch, 2".
View #R26399
MATISSE copper and enamel
green butterfly brooch and earrings, brooch 2-1/8" earrings 1-1/8". This
style can be seen in Burkholz "Copper Art Jewelry" page 15 and 135.
#N61857
CARNEGIE peach sherbet plastic winged butterfly with gold tone and clear
rhinestones body, trembler wings on springs.
View #C32349





STERLING vermeil, red
cabochons and clear rhinestones butterfly brooch, 3-1/8" diagonal.
View #Y25847

BENEDIKT NY red
and
black rhinestones and faux pearl 2" butterfly pin.
View #X22948

REGENCY red and
aurora borealis rhinestone butterfly brooch in japanned setting, 1-7/8".
View
#R33472




HASKELL
CONTEMPORARY
2-3/4" pink and lavender glass seed beaded butterfly
brooch with faux pearls. This is large and very three-dimensional, with
more faux pearls layered between the two layers of the wings.
#H19563 View
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DANIEL SWAROVSKI
Paradise Astara light fuchsia
lavender and lilac
crystal winged butterfly pin, large size, gold plated sterling fittings,
retired 2003, MIB with original box, pouch and booklet included, 3"
by 2". #K21023

HASKELL
CONTEMPORARY
2-3/4" two-tone lavender glass seed beaded butterfly
brooch with faux pearls. This is large and very three-dimensional, with
more faux pearls layered between the two layers of the wings.
#H19564 View
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SWAROVSKI
jonquil and pink rhinestones butterfly pin. #K5432

DANIEL SWAROVSKI
Paradise Astara Light Emerald crystal two tone green winged butterfly
pin, gold plated sterling fittings, retired 2003, MIB with original box,
pouch and booklet included, 2" by 1-1/4". #K21024

SWAROVSKI
jonquil and pink rhinestones butterfly pin. #K6332




AQUA and lavender
rhinestone butterfly brooch, 2-7/8".
View
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View #Y27418

SWAROVSKI
2001 Limited Edition blue and clear rhinestones flower pin with butterfly on
top, 3". View
View #K26666

BUTTERFLY, pink and aurora set
in gold tone butterfly brooch, 2-1/2".
View #Y27480




RED
rhinestone butterfly 2-1/3" pin and 1-1/4" earrings.
View #Y26847
WHITE Regency
style but unsigned black, white and japanned large butterfly brooch, 3-5/8".
View #Y29399
RED aurora faceted glass beads 2-1/4" butterfly brooch.
View #X27969




BUTTERFLY Czech style red,
green, blue and clear rhinestone set in gold tone butterfly pin, 1-5/8".
View #Q29670
SILVER Art Nouveau style
etched wing butterfly in with purple and green rhinestones, 3".
View #N29668
SILVER 800 filigree
butterfly brooch, 2".
View
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#N27996




SPINGARN poured glass blue and
green butterfly pin in gold tone setting, 2-1/4".
View #Y29969

BLACK and white rhinestone
butterfly brooch, 2-1/2".
View #Y31166

BUTTERFLY poured
glass blue butterfly pin in gold tone setting, 2-1/3".
View #Y29968




SWOBODA gem stones set in gold tone butterfly brooch, 2".
View
#X60305
BUTTERFLY blue, green and
peacock blue rhinestones set in gold tone butterfly brooch, 3".
View #Y51073
ALANA STEWART pink and purple enameled butterfly pin with clear, pink and
purple rhinestones set in gold tone, 2-1/3".
View
#X60403




SWAROVSKI pink and jonquil
(pale yellow) rhinestone butterfly brooch set in gold tone, 2-1/2".
#K65264
CINER large butterfly brooch
with tan, green and red rhinestones and an imitation glass pearl all set in
gold tone, circa 1990s, 3-3/4" by 2-1/2". This is a BIG brooch and for the
bold jewelry lover and it shows the wonderful Ciner quality. View
#K36805
CAROLEE blue and green
rhinestones and aurora borealis butterfly brooch, 3-1/4".
#X65252




VRBA red
and shocking pink rhinestones dragonfly brooch with artificial pearl eyes,
5-1/8" by 5-1/3". View
#X32402
VRBA clear
rhinestones set in silver tone butterfly brooch, 3-5/8" by 3-5/8".
View #X32400
VRBA topaz colored rhinestones
dragonfly brooch with artificial pearl eyes, 6-1/4" by 6-1/4".
View #X32403




VRBA carved jade butterfly
surrounded by art glass cabochons and semi-precious stones 5-strand
necklace, 20" by 4-1/4" with dangle earrings 2-1/3".
View
View
#K32959

VRBA carved jade
butterfly surrounded by art glass cabochons and semi-precious stones brooch,
4-5/8" . View
#K32960

VRBA clear rhinestones dragonfly
brooch, 4-5/8" by 4-5/8". View
#X32401




MARCASITE and enamel butterfly
brooch in rhodium setting, 1-1/2".
View #Y34158
ROSE, clear and pink rhinestones set in gold tone butterfly pin, 1-7/8".
View #Y60467
KRAMER blue and green
rhinestone butterfly brooch set in gold tone, 2-1/8". #Y34365




SIAM sterling and enamel butterfly brooch, red and blue, 1-3/4".
#X60765
MEKA sterling Denmark blue enamel butterfly pin, 1-1/8". #X60761 SIAM sterling and enamel butterfly brooch, red, yellow, green and blue,
1-3/4". #X60766




DAVID ANDERSEN Norway sterling
enameled butterfly brooch, deep purple , rose and green, 2-1/8". 65193


NATACHA BROOKS bees in gilt sterling chatelaine brooches.
The larger bee is
2-1/3" by 1-3/4" and the smaller bee 1-1/2" by 1′, and the chain is 5-1/2".
The bees are both signed "Natacha Brooks sterling" on the back. In excellent
condition, it is circa 1940. View
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View #X65196

NORWAY Aksel Holmsen sterling
enameled butterfly brooch in red and white, pre-1970 mark, Sandefjord,
Norway, 1-7/8" . 65197




BUTTERFLY blue two tone
butterfly brooch, 1-7/8" and coordinating green brooch at 1-1/4".
View #Y35018
BUTTERFLY brilliant blue and
aurora borealis rhinestones
butterfly brooch, 3". View
#Y35009
BUTTERFLY abalone set in
sterling butterfly brooch, 2-3/4".
View #Y35012



BUTTERFLY enamel brooch with
yellow, purple and green on gold tone, rhinestone accents, 2-1/4".
View #Y35011
BUTTERFLY brooch in purple and
aqua rhinestones set in gold tone with dangly converted pierced earrings, brooch
2-1/4" earrings 1-1/4". View
#Y35007
BUTTERFLY LC butterfly brooch
in peach and tiger eye rhinestones set in gold tone, 2-1/4".
View #Y35008




GREEN
butterfly brooch with three tones of green rhinestones set in gold tone,
2-1/2". View #Y37503
STERLING butterfly and flowers
sterling and wood pendant marked "925" on the back, pendant itself is 2-1/2"
and loop is 1/2". View
#N35322
BUTTERFLY
lady brooch set with marcasites and a ruby on each wing, colorful Art
Nouveau and plique-style resin and silver tone, 2" by 2".

View


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#V37563




BUTTERFLY silver filigree dangling butterfly pendant
hanging from a fleur-de-lis shaped element by two chains, 2-1/2" by 2".

View
#N37959


CAROLEE
rhinestone butterfly pins, each about 1" to 1-1/4", two set in gold
tone metal and one in silver tone, fun to wear as a group. View #cleeflys


BLOCK
Fred A Block sterling butterfly fur clip with unfoiled rhinestones
in green, golden, pale yellow and clear, all in gilt sterling, 3-1/2" by
1-1/2".
Block was a Chicago ready-to-wear maker. It is thought that his line of
jewelry was made, at least in part, by the Sandor Goldberg Company of New
York, hence you will see some of the same pieces marked "Sandor" as well.
The Vogue company made similar pieces as well. This information, can be seen
in Brunalti’s "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 141-2.


View


View
#X38775






STERLING
gilt filigree butterfly brooch with marcasites, 3" by 2".
Marked on the back "Germany sterling". Designer Alice Caviness had these in
her jewelry line, too, also made in Germany but with her label added. This
one isn’t signed by her though. On the head of the butterfly is an orange
color as you can see in the photo, and the finish is a soft gold rather than
a shiny finish. View
#Y39358

SABINO
France
butterfly opalescent set of two figurines, one 2-7/8" tall
and one 3" tall. The taller one has open wings and the other’s wings are
flat. They create a sense of movement together, so very nice.
Both #a32937


STERLING
butterfly on branch brooch with aqua cabochon center, marked
"sterling" on the back, 2-5/8" by 1-1/2".

View
#Y38764