SOLD Enigma Variations Collection: Antique Miniature Walter Scott's Poem 'Lady of the Lake' with a Butterfly in a Display Dome
Enigma Variations Collection: Antique Miniature Walter Scott's Poem 'Lady of the Lake' with a Butterfly in a Display Dome
The ancient greeks believed that a new human soul was born every time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.
A beautiful vintage specimen butterfly is placed on a tiny antique, tartan-bound book of Walter Scott's poem Lady of the Lake. This miniature world is presented in a new glass dome with a painted wooden base.
Inside the book is prettily illustrated and has a dedication to S. Haddock 1907.
Dome Dimensions: height 18cm
We are passionate about nurturing the planet, our environment and all wildlife and therefore only endorse ethical and sustainable practices.
The insects we use are sourced from unwanted vintage collections.
Unexpected juxtapositions: where antique artefacts have a poetic dialogue with the natural.
Due to the fragility of the glass dome and its contents we have reluctantly decided not to offer a delivery service on this creation. Please purchase and arrange collection with the gallery. Thank you.