SOLD - Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Victorian Poetry Book - 'Christmas Eve' by Robert Browning with Green Suede Cover and an Old Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome
SOLD - Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Poetry Book - 'Christmas Eve' by Robert Browning with Green Suede Cover and an Old Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome
A beautiful old specimen butterfly is placed on an exquisite antique, green suede bound book. The poem was written in 1853. It is hard to date this miniature Victorian version exactly but late 1800s/early 1900s is likely. Also of interest is the dedication in the front in 1913. This miniature world is presented in a new glass dome with a painted wooden base.
The ancient greeks believed that a new human soul was born every time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.
Dome Dimensions: height 17cm
We are passionate about nurturing the planet, our environment and all wildlife and therefore only endorse ethical and sustainable practices.
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.