Cherry Blossom Fan Earrings

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Cherry Blossom Fan Earrings

These delightful earrings, reminiscent of the vivid costumes seen in the Met’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, feature a Japanese landscape by celebrated artist, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

 

  • Solid brass
  • Electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Gilcee print
  • Hypo-allergenic ear wires
  • Hang approx. 2"
     

History

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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