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Madama Butterfly Pin

Item# 10059157

Madama Butterfly Pin

Hand-carved and hand-painted Lucite wings are set in glittering gold-tone metalwork to create this striking pin, which was inspired by the title character of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, a Japanese geisha in early 20th-century Nagasaki. Designer Alexis Bittar’s added touches include an articulated tail and a back encrusted with mother of pearl and Swarovski crystals.

  • 3" Length, 3.5" Width
  • Hand Carved and Hand Painted Lucite with Gold Tone
  • Mother of Pearl and Swarovski Crystals
  • Designed by Alexis Bittar, made in the USA


Puccini’s original version of Madama Butterfly premiered at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1904. The composer was inspired to write an opera about a tragic love between a young Japanese geisha and an American Navy officer after seeing David Belasco’s play by the same name performed in London in June 1900. Puccini’s score includes many Japanese folk melodies, and is one of his most sweeping and sophisticated. It remains one of the world’s most popular operas.

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