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Really stunning. Looks like cloisonne.
It really does!!
Love a dragonfly, see they around in NYC from time to time, but not all shiny and gorgeous like this.
I wonder if there's someway you can preserve this, preserve the color. I'd think the wings will be the biggest problem. I've had a lovely butterfly sitting in a bowl for about 15 years. It landed on my deck one day during a rain storm and began it's death. I put it on a deck chair out of the rain and let it die peacefully. Then I put it in this bowl and kept it. It's faded but it hasn't fallen apart.
Amazing that your butterfly is still intact after 15 years. I think I'll try to pin him to a wall among plant specimens my wife has on her studio wall.
there is just about nothin' in the world as beautiful as a dragon fly...
I bet you could use a spray acrylic fixative made for pastels to seal it.