Monet's Menagerie Spinneret Butterfly Brooch Pin


This butterfly brooch pin is from Monet's range of figural pins, designed in the 1960s, which they named Monet's Menagerie.  The butterfly brooch features a top and bottom set of gold-plated metal wire wings that are wired together at angles.  These wires allowed the butterfly brooch to sit within another of Monet's ranges, the Spinnerets, which featured a number of brooches, all formed from metal wire.  The butterfly was one of the most popular and was therefore made in the 1960s, 1970s and variations were made in the 1980s.  It came in three sizes, this one measures 5.5cm across the top of the wings and 3.5cm from the top tip to the bottom tip.

This brooch and the rest of the menagerie are featured in Alice Vega's 'Monet the Master Jewelers' book.

Condition: The condition is excellent.  The plating is intact and there are only two tiny blemishes on the back near the roll clasp which are only visible under magnification.  

A silver metal version is also available.

Era 1960s
Size 5.5cm x 3.5cm
Condition Excellent
Delivery UK Standard Delivery: £2.95, International Delivery: £12.95. All items are sent tracked and insured.
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Monocraft, the Monet parent company, was founded by two brothers in Brooklyn in 1927. They started off creating monograms and began producing costume jewellery under the Monet name in 1937. Due to their high production quality, they eventually began producing pieces for Yves St. Laurent.  In later years they also produced jewellery for Christian Lacroix.  Because their metal pieces were triple-plated Monet's vintage jewellery tends to maintain its original finish better than most.  Read more about Monet.

How do you rate the condition of a piece?

Excellent - No visible flaws to note but items may exhibit some signs of age related wear
Very Good - Some visible flaws which aren't considered to impair the wearability of the piece
Good - Some more notable flaws but the piece is still in collectible condition

All items are vintage and have lived a previous life, therefore signs of age related wear are to be expected. I do my best to bring attention to any faults in the description and by using the condition scale.

When will I receive my delivery?

We aim to send packages out the following business day after an order is received. All items will be carefully wrapped in a Gadelles box, finished with a ribbon and placed in a discreet bubble lined envelope, or small parcel box if the order contains multiple items.

UK Mainland Delivery - £2.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked 48h service

International Delivery - £12.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked International service.
This service is stated to take 3 - 5 business days for delivery to Europe and 6 - 7 business days for delivery to other destinations, however, customs processing time at the destination country is additional to the Royal Mail's estimate.
Please be aware that international deliveries may incur import taxes, to be paid by the purchaser, in their destination country.

How will my purchase be packaged?

Great care will be taken in the wrapping of your vintage jewels to protect them in transit and make the unboxing process pleasant for the buyer.

Your piece of jewellery will be wrapped in our Gadelles material, tied with a ribbon and placed in a Gadelles kraft box.
If the item that you've purchased comes with its own original packaging then your item will be sent in that box, wrapped in kraft paper and tied with a ribbon.

Very fragile items will be protected with extra bubble wrap.

International Buyers

We welcome international orders. Please be aware that orders from outside the UK may incur customs duties for which the buyer is responsible to pay on receipt of purchase. These charges vary by country so please review the rules with your relevant customs authority before purchase.

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