Jewelled butterflies and cephalopods

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Above: gold, silver & enamel butterfly and squid, both by John Paul Miller. More at this Flickr page.

Below: Tintenfisch und Schmetterling (Octopus and Butterfly; 1900) by Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach, a master jeweller who liked his octopuses.

Tips by Chateau Thombeau and Fine & Dandy (NSFW).

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Geoffrey Haberman’s brass insects
Elizabeth Goluch’s precious metal insects
Kelly McCallum’s insect art
The art of Jo Whaley
The art of Philippe Wolfers, 1858–1929
Lalique’s dragonflies
Lucien Gaillard