The photo's don't begin to describe the beautiful colors, that change when the piece is viewed from various angles! The tray features a double lighter colored wood inlays. This beautiful old piece is in mint condition consistent with it's age. The wings are in near perfect condition, the glass is unscratched and the wood is near perfect with only 2-3 tiny nicks.
The back has some staining, but nothing that takes away from the beauty of this piece. Please inspect photo's carefully, as they are part of the item description.This is a wonderful display piece and gorgeous item to add to your collection. Measures 21" x 13 1/4". More information about amazing butterfly wing art tray's and the butterfly wing art's origin. These fascinating objects consists of many small butterfly wings, laid out in intricate patterns, glued to a backing board and pressed down under glass.
The entire piece was set into wooden tray. Butterfly-wing art was a popular indigenous art form in Brazil and other parts of South America from the late 19th to mid-20. Surprisingly, there is little specific information that exists on its origin. However, there are accounts of sailors bringing trays, pictures, and jewelry decorated with butterfly wings home to the United States and Europe beginning in the late 1800s. Century, Americans were regularly enjoying holidays to various parts of Latin America.As a result, many tourists brought this increasingly fashionable artwork back with them much as we do with oil paintings and various other art forms today. The hallmark of butterfly-wing artwork is the striking iridescent and luminous blue and green tones of the Morpho Butterflys wings they diffract and scatter light, making it appear to change colors. Morphos are a species of butterfly found in the rainforests of the American continent. Over the past century wealthy foreign collectors, fascinated with their exotic color, often sought out these creatures.
For instance, it would not have been uncommon to find them in a cabinet of curiosities in 19. In Brazil (and other countries), Morpho butterflies were farmed extensively for use in popular art forms brought on by tourism (like trays). This particular piece has circular patterns of blue Morpho wings surrounded by purple, brown, and several blue toned wings of the Monarch and other butterflies. The item "Antique Wood Inlaid Blue BUTTERFLY WING Large Serving Tray 1920s-1930s Brazil" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Trays, Platters".
The seller is "faunaandfloragifts" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.