SOLD Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny Antique Copper Kettle with a Real Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome
Enigma Variations Collection: Tiny Antique Copper Kettle with a Real Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome
The ancient greeks believed that a new human soul was born every time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.
The antique copper kettle was used as a sample by salesmen to save travelling with heavy, cumbersome, full scale examples. The beautiful specimen butterfly is from a vintage museum collection. This miniature world is presented in a glass dome with a base created from an antique wooden lamp base.
Please note that there is a small, yet discreet, mark on the glass - hence the lower price.
Dimensions: height 20cm
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.