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 striking pin is based on butterfly images from this vivid Qing album.
24K gold overlay, hand enameled, with Czech crystal accents. 1 1/4''L x 2 1/2''W.