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Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box

$69.00

Price: $69.00

Item#:1076104

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The art of reverse painting on glass was brought to Peru by settling Spaniards in the 15th century. Local artisans emulated the style found on mirrors and other Spanish household objects and, in time, added so much of their own inspiration that the technique became recognized as a Peruvian craft tradition. There are a dwindling number of Peruvian artists who still practice this unique and romantic art. Here the artisan captures the ethereal beauty of butterflies on the hinged lid of a handcrafted wooden jewelry box.


Handmade in Peru. Approximately 7 1/2"W x 2"H x 6"D.


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Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Unique (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (9)
    • Decoration (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (7), Budget shopper (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is one beautiful box!

    I loved this box so much I purchased three of them.

    I loved this box so much I purchased three of them.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very disappointing

    I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was...Read complete review

    I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was very disappointed because the painting of the main butterfly on top is unfinished. The royal blue as well as the green weren't finished to match the left wing, making it look unbalanced, unlike real butterfly wings. Sadly, I am sending it back as it is definitely not worth the money I paid for it. I just wish I could attach a photo for reference.

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    5.0

    Absolutely beautiful

    By Ree

    from Theta, Tn.

    About Me Budget shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathtakingly beautiful
    • Functional
    • Made By An Artisan
    • Not Made On Assembly Line
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None For This Item

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Jewelry Box

    Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

    This beautiful box is a birthday gift. It will be used as a jewelry box. The box itself is a "jewel". I am so glad that I have a choice to purchase such a beautiful gift at a reasonable price that is NOT factory made. In the future I will have to purchase one for myself. This gift is for my sister whose birthday is in May. She will be thrilled.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Suave

    from Istanbul Turkey

    About Me Budget shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Classic
    • Fits Theme
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gift

      Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

      perfect gift
      classic
      excellent quality and value

       
      5.0

      Beautiful box, great price

      By Maggs

      from Canada

      About Me Midrange shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Classic
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

      Jewellery box

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Very disappointing

      By turtle lover

      from Quesnel, BC

      About Me Midrange shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

          I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was very disappointed because the painting of the main butterfly on top is unfinished. The royal blue as well as the green weren't finished to match the left wing, making it look unbalanced, unlike real butterfly wings. Sadly, I am sending it back as it is definitely not worth the money I paid for it. I just wish I could attach a photo for reference.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disappointed

          By B

          from Mtn. Home, AR

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Poorly Painted

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Gift

          Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

          I bought this as a Christmas gift, now I have to rush to find something else. The painting on this box looks like it was done by a 3rd grader at best. You can even see the tracing lines through the paint. I'm upset that a class act like NG would promote a product like this, especially at this price! Suitable only to hold crayons for a small child.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not what I expected

          By mfitzy5

          from Boston, Ma

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

            For this price, I was expecting an elegant giftbox that I could use for a lovely bracelet I had purchased. My friend assumed it was a token child's gift and I had to agree. The bottom looks to be made of balsa wood and the item is very lightweight and flimsy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect gift!

            By Cmlaporte

            from Norfolk, va

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Festive
            • Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Gift
              • Treasure Chest

              Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

              Purchased this for a Mother's Day gift. Thought it would be perfect for my mothers' dressing table. My mom loved it so much she displayed it on the dining room sideboard for more than a week so everyone could see it. A very memorable gift.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Gift

              By Wally C.

              from WA

              About Me Midrange shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                Bought this as a gift for my daughter, she loves butterflies so I am confident she will enjoy receiving it. The artwork is really very nice and quite colorful.

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Gorgeous

                By Jeff

                from Windsor, CT

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Durable
                • Fits Theme
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift

                  Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                  This is far beyond the quality I had expected. The design and color/graphic choices are extraordinary. Every female who has seen it has asked where they can get one.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply BEAUTIFUL !

                  By Happy Grandma

                  from San Diego, CA

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                  Pros

                  • One of a kind

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                    Sent this to my sister for her birthday & she thinks its a real treasure.

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