DescriptionNolan Miller Designed Masquerade Mask for a Costume Worn by Elizabeth Taylor. Ca. 1985; Ostrich feathers, mother-of-pearl, beads, sequins, mirrors, mesh, velveteen, wood dowel; Label: Nolan Miller; 17" wide, 39" high.
This exuberant design on a black, sequined, mesh ground features a flurry of butterflies in painted mother-of-pearl set in gold foil. The butterflies are further adorned with faceted beads in white, iridescent, pink and purple. Rising from the butterflies at right is a plume in black ostrich feathers with applied round mirrors. The back of the mask is covered in black velveteen. The plume and handle are attached with black glue at the right side. The end of the handle is jeweled with a large black faceted jewel, white prong-set jewels, pink beads and a pearl.
This mask was designed by Nolan Miller for a costume for Elizabeth Taylor. In Fine condition. There are missing beads on the mask and stick. Both wings of the butterfly on the upper left corner are cracked. From the Nolan Miller Collection.
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