Butterfly Brooch (Prendedor en forma de mariposa)

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Butterfly Brooch (Prendedor en forma de mariposa)

circa 1935-1940
Jewelry and Adornments; brooches
Silver
3 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (8.89 × 12.07 cm)
Gift of Ronald A. Belkin (M.2013.4.1)
Currently on public view:
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4 MAP IT
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4

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Label

Frederick Walter Davis, a silver designer and promoter of Mexican art, lived and worked in Mexico City, managing major arts and crafts showrooms at the Palacio de Iturbide and Sanborn's....
Frederick Walter Davis, a silver designer and promoter of Mexican art, lived and worked in Mexico City, managing major arts and crafts showrooms at the Palacio de Iturbide and Sanborn's. Davis played a major role in the regeneration of indigenous craftsmanship in Mexico, helping to revitalize many vanishing traditions. Inspired by pre-Columbian mythology, butterfly brooches such as these were especially appealing.
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