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18th Century Trembling Butterfly

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Rare 18th Century Paste Trembling Butterfly

A rare English paste and gold butterfly dating from 1780. It is set with multiple sparkling bright coloured paste gemstones on the body and in the vibrating wings. Each wing is set on a spring which allows the butterfly to flutter. This piece is completely hand made. It comes with a cirtificate of authenticity from Phillips, antique dealer appointed to the late Queen Mary dated 1961. It states "XVIII Century coloured paste and gold butterfly English Circa 1780. I guarantee the above to genuine and of the period stated. S.J. Phillips". This piece is in excellent condition.

To see this butterfly flit and flutter please see the link below.
http://www.facebook.com/jane.vining.9/videos/p.1224267157703535/1224267157703535/?type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed&notif_id=1514485156355085

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