The Museum’s collection holds a nineteenth-century album by an anonymous artist, with twelve colorful paintings on paper that show stylized butterflies to brilliant effect. A popular motif in Chinese art, butterflies often represent summer, romance, and dreams. Our colorful earrings are based on butterfly images from this vivid Qing album.
24K gold overlay, hand enameled. 7/8''W. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.