Butler & Wilson Cicada / Cigale 1980’s Brooch

£46.00

Rare and collectable piece from famous 1980s designers.

Available from Stella Ritzy Retro
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Description

This is one of Butler and Wilson’s most iconic designs, a cicada brooch which dates back to the 1980s when these British designers were at the peak of fashion. The cicada is a design that has been used in costume jewellery sinde the 1920s, when it was often depicted in horn or early plastics such as celluloid. It is a motif that was popularised by the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920s, which sparked a craze for Ancient Egyptian inspired accessories.

Measures: 53mm long by 30mm at widest point (2 1/8″ x 1 1/8″).

This brooch features in Vivienne Becker’s excellent book on Butler & Wilson on page 53.

Marked with ‘20747’ and the designers’ signature of ‘B&W’. In excellent vintage condition with a secure rollover clasp and straight sharp pin. There is a minor crack in the black enamel in one wing panel and it is missing one black bead eye.

To be posted in the black cardboard presentation box shown in the photographs. Postage is free within the UK, please request a quote for overseas postage.

I accept payment by PayPal only. Please use the ‘enquire to buy’ button and I will send you a PayPal invoice for your purchase.

Stella Ritzy Retro

Stella Ritzy Retro is my curated collection of twentieth century jewellery and accessories. My passion for vintage jewellery and history is combined to bring you distinctive pieces to treat yourself with, collect and give as gifts. I sell what I love: quality vintage pieces that I hope you will love too.

You will find a variety of jewellery in my shop but I have a particular interest in mid century and Scandinavian silver. I also sell some vintage accessories such as powder compacts and trinket boxes when I am able to source them. I have been selling on Etsy since 2018 with five star reviews and on Instagram as @stellaritzyretro where I highlight new items and share my obsession with all things vintage. Enjoy browsing and please contact me if you would like to know more about any item. Michele X

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Payment 

I accept payment by PayPal only. Please use the contact button to purchase and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

Free postage within the UK, competitive international prices.

Despatch time – within 3 working days

My usual posting days are Wednesday and Saturday. Once posted I will send you a message with your tracking reference number.

All items are sent by a tracked and insured postal service: Royal Mail Signed For within the U.K. and Tracked/Signed international services where available. 

Packaging 

Your jewellery will be sent in a new black cardboard box unless the maker’s box is part of the sale. Vintage jewellery boxes shown in the listing photographs are for display only. 

I use recycled padded envelopes and bubble wrap.

Gift wrapping service

I can gift wrap your item with quality wrapping paper, a fabric ribbon, matching gift tag and write your personal message for an extra £4. Please let me know if you require this when contacting me to purchase.

Refund Policy

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns. 

I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs or wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message. I have been trading online on another major website since June 2018 with five star reviews and I take great care to ensure I accurately and honestly describe my items for sale. 

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https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StellaRitzyRetro?section_id=25666991

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Returns and exchanges

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns or exchanges.

I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs of wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message.

Cancellations

Please inform me within 24 hours of placing your order if you wish to cancel the sale and I will issue a full refund. I cannot refund you if the item has been posted.