The Butterfly Ginkgo Collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. Michael's fascination with a particular type of ginkgo tree , the Ginkgo Biloba, or "Butterfly Ginkgo", which grows with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings, gave rise to a fantasia image of the plant. Executed at the highest level of handcraftsmanship, each piece is rendered in solid brass with hand etched cocoon-shaped vessels. The pieces in the collection are a tour de force of the handcrafted process, capturing the poetic spirit that is so deeply indicative of Michael's work.
"The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies... as if they would all take flight the moment I walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye."
Please be aware that some deliveries may be subject to extended lead times subject to COVID-19.
Holds 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 Photo
Easel 8.5"W x 6"H
Frame 8"L x 6"W
Natural & Oxidized Brass
All Tobias Oliver Interiors collections are made with exceptional materials, and
with proper use and care, will last for generations.
Tobias Oliver Interiors earthenware is dishwasher safe using a gentle energy
efficient air-dry cycle or may be handwashed and dried with a soft cloth. Do not
overload dishwasher. Handwash oversize pieces and pieces composed of both
Earthenware and Metal. Avoid abrasive soaps and detergents containing citrus
scents or additives.
After use, rinse in hot water to avoid prolonged contact with acidic substances
which can stain finish.
When storing, stack carefully to avoid scratches in the finish.
Pieces with metallic accents are not suitable for the microwave.