Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome
Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome

Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome

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Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny 1907 Ruskin's 'Girlhood' Book with a Real Butterfly in a Display Dome

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The ancient greeks believed that a new human soul was born every time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.

The beautiful specimen butterfly is a Junonia genoveva (mangrove buckeye) found in Central America. The antique book is a well loved volume in the Ruskin's Treasures series. The inside has a dedication - please see the photo.

This miniature world is presented in a glass dome with a painted wooden base.

Dimensions: height 16cm x diameter 13cm

PLEASE NOTE

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 specialist farmers determined to preserve the rainforest. The villagers work with the rainforest, rather than destroying it, by raising insects through sustainable harvesting. This provides an ethical alternative way of earning a living for the many indigenous people who want to preserve their environment. 

The butterflies are raised for a full life of around a month before becoming specimens. 

Enigma Variations

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.

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