The butterflies reproduced on these whimsical magnets are adapted from an early nineteenth-century coverlet made in China for the American market. Skillfully embroidered in polychrome silks, the crimson silk coverlet features a field of varied butterflies fluttering around a basket of flowers, deep borders of garden scenes, and fringe on all four sides.
1 each of 6 designs. Glass. Gift boxed. Box: 5 1/4''L x 4 7/8''W x 1 5/8''D; magnets: 1 1/2'' diam.