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Art Deco Onyx Dress Set

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)

Black Tie

Art Deco dress set with black onyx centers surrounded by contrasting white gold borders engraved with concentric circles.  The understated elegance of the simple, geometric design speaks to the best of the Art Deco era.  Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt white and yellow gold,  circa 1925.

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs and four vest buttons.  The shirt studs and vest buttons repeat the elegant design of the cufflinks.  The shirt studs (pictured above) are 5/16" in diameter and 1" long.  The vest buttons (one shown below) are just over 1/2" in diameter, the same size as the cufflinks.

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)

This dress set was created by Carter, Gough, a maker of fine cufflinks and dress sets during the Art Deco era.  Founded in the early 1840s, the jewelry firm was based in Newark, New Jersey and remained in operation until the early 1930s.

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)

The dress set is very well crafted.  The above photo of the reverse of the cufflinks illustrates the care taken by the maker.  The cufflinks are secured on the cuff with sturdy brackets and strong cross bars.  The backs are crafted in 14kt yellow gold and polished to a mirror-like finish.  Similar care was taken in creating the shirt studs and vest buttons.

Close-up of Carter, Gough maker's mark. (J9217)

Each of the pieces is signed with the maker's mark of Carter, Gough & Co.  The maker's mark,  an arrowhead surrounding a small "C",  is found just to the right of the "14K" gold purity mark.

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)

Name:  Black Tie

Cost:  Although this dress set has sold,  you will find many more elegant dress sets and cufflinks in the Antique Dress Set Gallery.

Measurements:  The cufflinks are just over 1/2" in diameter and weigh a total of  6.7 grams.  The measurements of the shirts studs and vest buttons are noted above.

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