Butterfly brooch

This butterfly is from ‘Still Life with flowers in a glass vase’, Jan Davidszoon de Heem, 1650-1683. De Heem was one of the greatest painters of still life in the Netherlands, combining a brilliance and harmony of colour along with an accurate rendering of objects: flowers, in all their variety; European and tropical fruits; lobsters and oysters; butterflies and moths; stone and metal; snails and seashells. His still life included fruit pieces, vanitas still life and flower pieces, but he is best known for his ornate or sumptuous still life, the so-called ‘pronkstillevens’. Some of his works are displays of abundance; others, only a festoon or a nosegay.
7 cm. Hand embroidered bead jewelry.