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C.R. Ashbee Butterfly Brooch*

Item Description

English Arts & Crafts silver brooch in the form of a stylised butterfly, set with faceted amethyst stones.

With wirework detail to the feelers and at the trailing edges, the wings also showing a finely hammered detail on parts of their surface.

The brooch is unmarked but attributed to Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), founder of the Guild of Handicraft. A brooch in a very similar style is illustrated on page 40 of the book Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition by Elyse Zorn Karlin.

Approximately 5 cm high by a fraction over 4 cm wide

Ref: 15627

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