Butler pin gold plated gilt sceptre with three rhinestones and a faux pearl, 1980`s ca, English.This item has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina and is ready to wear. New gift box included. The exaggerated size and simple design work well together to emphasis the power of the regal sceptre. This vintage pin is signed `Butler` and attributed to the British jewellery company Butler & Wilson. This brooch could be worn in many ways on the lapel, skirt, hat, jacket or handbag, The central gold plated gilt column is tapered at both ends. At the bottom it is finished with a circular & pear faceted clear rhinestone both bezel set. At the top there is a similar arrangement with a mounted large faux pearl instead. On the back there is a large clip with a safety clasp. The back is stamped `Butler`. This vintage pin is in very good condition. The gilt finish is in very good condition, so are all the rhinestones & faux pearl. The clasp is in very good working order. Additional dimensions: The box is: Height: 1.6 cm, Width: 24.5 cm, Depth: 5.8 cm.BUTLER JEWELLERY HISTORYEstablished by Nicky Wilson and Simon Butler in London in the early 1970`s. They originally started with a market stall selling vintage Art Deco pieces, which they later drew inspiration from when creating their own lines. In the 1980`s they became known for their bold whimsical interpretations of animals and, in particular, their spider brooches. In 1990 the launch of the `Rough Diamonds` book by Vivienne Becker (images from the book above), documented the Company`s history, highlighting the dramatic changes in jewellery fashions. In 1994 Buckingham Palace opened to the public for the first time, and they were appointed to design a range of jewellery inspired by the details of the interior of the Palace. Famous celebrities including Joan Collins and Diana Princess of Wales wore their designs. Their jewellery has glamour and glitz. The duo split in the 1990`s with Simon Wilson retaining the Butler and Wilson name.