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Art Deco Terrier Brooch

Art Deco terrier brooch. (J9148)

Art Deco Terrier!

A wonderful Art Deco brooch of a small terrier set against an elegantly simple white gold back bar.  The richly detailed pup is the perfect complement to the stark elegance of the setting.  Crafted in 15kt and 9kt gold, circa 1925.

Art Deco terrier brooch. (J9148)

This little pup has a lot of charm.  His rich, curling fur and buckled collar are beautifully rendered in 15kt gold.  I have described him as a terrier, but what type of terrier - Scottie, Westie, Norfolk ... - is for the reader to decide.  Unfortunately, my knowledge of man's best friend is largely limited to beagles and other hounds.

Close-up Alabaster & Wilson maker's mark. (J9148)

The brooch was created by the British jeweler Alabaster & Wilson in the 1920s or early 1930s.  A&W was founded in 1887 and created wonderful jewels during the late Victorian period and early 20th century.

The maker's mark of Alabaster & Wilson ("A&W") is stamped on the reverse of the white gold bar followed by a patent filing notice.  With characteristic English thoroughness the purity of the gold is marked three times on the brooch - twice on the pin stem and white gold bar ("9ct") and once on the back of the terrier's collar ("15ct").

Name:  Art Deco Terrier

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This Art Deco brooch is 2" long.  The terrier is just under 1/2" tall and 5/8" long.  The brooch is crafted in 9kt and 15kt gold and weighs 5.4 grams.

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