1900s Art Nouveau Vintage Horn Butterfly Brooch

This beautiful brooch is a lovely example of Art Nouveau carved horn jewellery. It is unsigned. 

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The Details...

This brooch features a butterfly created from carved horn. The brooch is very fine indeed, with the horn used for the wings being carved very thinly so that they have a shimmering quality. The brooch fastens using a safety pin style mechanism. This brooch measures 6cm x 4cm.

A Short History...

The jewellery of the Art Nouveau movement took its inspiration from the natural world and organic forms - the butterfly was a particularly popular motif and can be seen in this piece. Horn was utilised extensively in French jewellery creation during the early 1900s and was carved to fashion pendants, brooches and hair accessories. This brooch is most likely French in origin too. 

Wear it With...

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection. 

  • Colour Champagne, Brown
  • Era 1900s
  • Occasion Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening, Bridal, Wedding Guest
  • Trend One with Nature, Edwardian Elegance