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Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

A brooch on the wing of a MORPHO butterfly and a painted scene on glass, from the back. 5 cm. Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry
Founded in England (Birmingham) in 1875 by Thomas Lee Mott, TLM was the most famous English jewelry brand that set the fashion for jewelry with a butterfly wing. At the beginning of the 20th century, when moving from the Victorian to the Georgian era, artists looked for new, brighter materials that dictated fashion and time. In fact, TOMAS LEE MOTT revolutionized jewelry design by releasing a unique collection with wings of real tropical butterflies.
The company, active at the beginning of the last century, specialized in miniature jewelry works of art. Traditionally, the craftsmen of this company made jewelry by hand sold their products exclusively through jewelry stores. Noteworthy, there are various lines of TLM: imitation alloy jewelry, and silver jewelry. The discovery became jewelry with a butterfly wing, exhibited at the exhibition of the British Empire in 1924. Morpho butterfly wings were brought from South America. Later, the Americans adopted the experience of the British.
In 1933, the company was resold to rival Shiptons LTD in London.

Unique TLM jewelry pieces

Unique TLM jewelry pieces

Types of Morpho Butterfly Wing Jewelry:

1. With whole butterflies. As a rule, these are round, rather large-sized brooches inside which there is a butterfly on a beautiful background.

2. With a butterfly wing and artwork: it can be tropical landscapes, scenes of the sea, people and animals, rural views, and outlandish birds.

3. With pristine butterfly wing. Products show natural beauty in all its splendor! Such jewelry is much more expensive.

Most of the butterfly wing jewellery was produced between 1920 and 1930s of the last century.

Series of brooches

Series of brooches created with the use of butterfly wings

Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

1930s pendant brooch. Under convex glass is miniature lithography of a lady with crinoline

1930s pendant brooch. Under convex glass is miniature lithography of a lady with crinoline

Amazing antique brooch with a miniature depicting the sea and rocks, painted by the artist. 4 cm

Amazing antique brooch with a miniature depicting the sea and rocks, painted by the artist. 4 cm

Antique brooch depicting a portrait of a young lady painted by an artist. 1930s, 4.5 cm

Antique brooch depicting a portrait of a young lady painted by an artist. 1930s, 4.5 cm

Antique brooch, brass, glass, butterfly wing

Antique brooch, brass, glass, butterfly wing

Art brooch, brass, glass, butterfly wing

Art brooch, brass, glass, butterfly wing

Bananas sterling silver, enamel charm

Bananas sterling silver, enamel charm

Clown Silver clothes brush, England, 1927. 925 sterling silver, morpho butterfly wing, painted, horsehair

Clown Silver clothes brush, England, 1927. 925 sterling silver, morpho butterfly wing, painted, horsehair

Crinoline Lady Earrings

Crinoline Lady Earrings

Dahlia brooch

Dahlia brooch

Dragonfly brooch. Sterling silver, butterfly wings

Dragonfly brooch. Sterling silver, butterfly wings

Flowers oval brooch. Foil silver, plotting, brocade, embroidery. 7 cm

Flowers oval brooch. Foil silver, plotting, brocade, embroidery. 7 cm

Irises brooch. Jewelry alloy, glass, print. 5 cm

Irises brooch. Jewelry alloy, glass, print. 5 cm

Lady in a lace dress brooch. Brass alloy, hand painted, glass. 4.8 cm. 1920s

Lady in a lace dress brooch. Brass alloy, hand painted, glass. 4.8 cm. 1920s

Marcasite, butterfly wings tropical earrings

Marcasite, butterfly wings tropical earrings

Palms and Sea Landscape brooch. bijouterie alloy, lucite, morpho wing. 4.3 x 3.5 cm. 1950s

Palms and Sea Landscape brooch. bijouterie alloy, lucite, morpho wing. 4.3 x 3.5 cm. 1950s

Pearl flower gold filled brooch pin

Pearl flower gold filled brooch pin

Pink rose brooch

Pink rose brooch

Portrait brooch

Female Portrait brooch

Real butterfly wing pendants, morpho butterfly wing, 925 sterling silver, glass. 1930s

Real butterfly wing pendant, morpho butterfly wing, 925 sterling silver, glass. 1930s

Rectangular brooch in blue. Silver, wing of a tropical butterfly, crystal. 4 cm

Rectangular brooch in blue. Silver, wing of a tropical butterfly, crystal. 4 cm

Seascape brooch. Brass, glass, butterfly wing

Seascape brooch. Brass, glass, butterfly wing

Signature

Signature

still life in the form of a bouquet of fuchsia, 20s. silver metal, black patina. 5 cm

still life in the form of a bouquet of fuchsia, 20s. silver metal, black patina. 5 cm

Winter landscape brooch

Winter landscape brooch

Yellow primrose brooch

Yellow primrose brooch