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Art Deco Scottish Terrier Brooch

Carter, Gough Art Deco Scottish terrier brooch (BR9629)

Scottish Terrier

A young Scottish terrier graces the center this elegant Art Deco brooch.  The youthful Scottie (note the floppy ears) has the determined, mischievous look of the breed, an alert raised tail and a finely rendered golden coat.  Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Carter, Gough Art Deco Scottish terrier brooch (BR9629)

This small brooch is finely crafted with the terrier silhouetted in a sturdy double frame.   Carter, Gough & Co. was a long-established, esteemed jewelry maker that worked with the belief that the quality of the craftsmanship used to create a jewel should equal the beauty and elegance of the design.  Note the crisp edges and clean surfaces on the back of the brooch, as well as the sturdy pin stem and clasp that secure the jewel when worn.

Close-up of Carter, Gough maker's mark. (BR9629)

The maker's mark of Carter, Gough (an arrowhead enclosing a small "C") is stamped on the top of the clasp along with "14K" for the purity of the gold..  Founded in 1841,  the firm created beautiful brooches, elegant cufflinks and other fine jewels until the economic turmoil of the 1930s.  

Name:  Scottish Terrier

Cost:  $465

Measurements:  This 14kt gold brooch is 15/16" by 11/16" wide.  It weighs 3.6 grams.

Art Deco Dogs

The Art Deco era was besotted with dogs.  From borzois to French bulldogs, greyhounds to dachshunds, four-legged friends were all favored companions of two-legged swells and sophisticates.  One of the preeminent pooches was the Scottish terrier.  Popularized by power couples like Corky and Shirley Temple,  MacTavish and Bette Davis, and Fala and the Roosevelts,  Scotties became icons of the era.  They were celebrated in the fine jewelry, decorative accessories and graphic arts of the day.

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