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Antique victorian small oval glass butterfly dome. Taxidermy
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The Breakfast Room are a loose collective of creative types who have studied a wide range of disciplines including textile design, ceramics, typography, photography, illustration and graphic design. We are obsessed with the wild and wonderful, be it antique or contemporary, adding our own twist to create things that are just, well, nice!

Our craft is inspired by a variety of themes, though we are particularly focused on nature at present, having a deep fascination and getting over excited about the dramatic colour and pattern found among different species.

Our current project sees us restoring some very delicate, hand-blown antique Victorian glass domes to near original condition and carefully composing beautiful arrangements of butterflies to view within. Our experience and passion for all things nice, allow us to create perfectly balanced 'sculptures of nature', which we are certain will become a unique talking point for any interior.

We keep a number of antique glass domes in stock at our studio, please contact us to discuss commissions where we are able realise your vision and work with a specific palette or idea you may have in mind.

Dimensions: Base width 22cm. Base depth 14.5cm. Total height of glass dome including base, 30cm.

About our domes:

We continually search the UK and beyond to secure only the best original glass domes, before restoring them to near original condition.

Hand-blown glass domes can have slight imperfections because of their artisan nature, in our opinion, this only adds to the charm.

For the inside of the dome we only use carefully selected twisted hazel as we believe it creates movement and depth to each piece.

The majority of butterflies used in our sculptures are graded as A1 quality this means that they are perfect with no obvious damage. Some butterflies used are A1- in quality which means there is slight marking or missing antenna.

Our butterflies are bred in their country of origin and imported to the UK. They have been expertly preserved and are of the highest quality. Most importantly no species offered are endangered.

Looking after your purchase:

Your butterflies are best kept out of direct sunlight to enable you to enjoy their vibrant colours for years to come.

The glass dome should be cleaned carefully due to its fragile nature

Payment: I accept payment via PayPal. You can use your credit card to make a purchase via PayPal's secure ordering service even if you do not wish to set up a paypal account. Cash can be used if collecting in person. Please complete payment at the same time that you make your purchase. Orders for which payment has not been received will be cancelled after 24 hours, and the item will be re-listed. The price quoted is for the item listed.

Refund policy: If you are not happy with any product on the grounds of mis-description, we will take it back within 7 days, providing it is in the same condition as when it left us. You will need to notify us of any problems within 2 days of receipt. There are no refunds or returns on custom orders, Once full payment is received, i will begin creating your custom order.

Delivery options: Due to the fragility of these items I suggest collection. However if you want to arrange a courier at your own risk I'm happy to package the items safely. Items are always packed with great care and with good packing materials. Depending on your location, it may be possible for us to deliver your purchase, please contact us for a quote.

Terms of sale: We endeavour to describe all items as fully as possible, to the best of our knowledge, providing as much history, age and detail as is known to us together with a full description of any discernible defects or faults. However, it should be noted that the items that we are selling are antique or vintage items and, as such, may in some cases have some age wear. These small signs of wear are normal and appropriate to their authenticity. 

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