Krishna Peacock (Papilio krishna)

H.8cm W.22cm L.18cm

Laura’s love of all flora and fauna naturally progresses with her new glass butterfly collection for 2015. The meticulous detailing in the Lepidoptera series is driven by the desire to represent endangered and rare butterflies as vibrant living creatures; beautiful, precious and delicate. Laura creates only one of each species or sub-species, their uniqueness and fragility accentuating the real threat of extinction these glorious creatures face due to human activity.

The sparkling Krishna Peacock is a forest dweller found in China, India and Vietnam. The ICUN data records them as ‘uncommon’, but due to its glittering beauty it is highly sought after by butterfly traders; a precursor to it becoming an endangered species, like so many others.

Wingspan is around 120 – 130mm, so the glass butterfly is scaled up to around twice life size.

Each specimen is painstakingly recreated to emulate its natural counterpart. The wings are created by fusing glass in several stages and the bodies are cast in glass using the lost wax process and pate de verre techniques. The legs, antennae and proboscis are created in sterling silver to create anatomical detail. Prices from £2,250 including display case. Glass butterflies are available to commission as individual works or collections. Please note; once a species or sub-species has been created there will be NO REPEATS available.

Each unique glass butterfly or moth is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.