The exotic Tree Nymph Butterfly is found in India, where it lives in forest clearings and above the forest canopy. To reproduce the pale, semi-translucence of its wings on Bronte’s fine bone china jewellery box requires the utmost skill and patience. In this composition, the Tree Nymph is paired with a brightly hued yellow and black butterfly, contrasting with its paler companion and adding drama and colour to the composition.
To capture the exotic beauty of this pair of butterflies, our artists have created a unique palette of colours, including ceramic colours such as that used for the yellow wings of the butterfly along with lustres and metallic paints that cause the design to reflect and shine, as if you are looking not at a piece of china but at the beautiful, iridescent creatures themselves. First, the box is cast in fine bone china, a clear glaze is applied and the box is fired in the kiln. Next, the decoration is applied painstakingly, stage by stage, to the box cover, returning several times to the kiln to seal the colours into the clear, crystal glaze.
This eye-catching butterfly jewellery box is functional as well as decorative, and is perfectly sized to take larger pieces of jewellery. It is available only via Bronte Porcelain’s website, and is not available through any other channel. Supplied in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box, it is a wonderful example of ceramic art and would make a truly memorable gift.
Box Height: 50mm
Box Diameter: 215mm