“Butterfly Days” Storybox Sculpture – from £350 – made to orderLatest Pieces for Sale
“Butterfly Days” Storybox. From £350 plus postage.
I make these to order, please send a message to enquire. Each one comes out looking individual, but in a way similar still too. Please look at all the photos to see.
They are set inside a small Edwardian wooden drawer from an Apothecary’s travelling scale set. (c. 1910), and the feet are normally modified vintage chess pieces. The upper inside edge is lined with vintage silk or velvet ribbon in the palest of blues.
The backgrounds are a variety of Victorian or Edwardian watercolours, featuring a landscape scene. The adorable little girl is c. 1930’s, painted metal (possibly lead). She is running through the long grass, trying to catch butterflies, with a butterfly net in her hand. The net is fashioned from wire and antique lace. The grass is shredded homespun antique hemp, circa mid 1800’s. The beautiful bright red poppies I are wire and painted. The butterflies are tiny pieces of miniature 2mm silk ribbon, on wires. Can you see the dog hiding in the grass waiting for the little girl? He is also c.1930’s.
These storyboxes bring back so many memories of my own childhood, which is why I chose the William Wordsworth quote, fittingly from a poem entitled “To a Butterfly”, written in 1801:
“Sweet childish days,
that were as long
As twenty days are now.”
Please note that my sculptures are not suitable for children.