This is a wonderful and charming 9-carat gold brooch depicting a spaniel. The modeling is superb, as is the attention to detail. This is a vintage gold brooch that dates somewhere between the 1930s and the 1950s.
It is full-figured, as opposed to having a flat back, which gives it not only substance, but more eye appeal and a more solid and realistic look. For a small object, it is quite showy because of its three-dimensional nature. When this brooch is worn on a lapel, it allows the wearer to enjoy it as well as onlookers.
The piece is marked 9 carat and weighs approximately 5 grams, which is considered weighty for this type of pin. The detail is so well executed that you can actually see the indentation of the ears, eyes, nose and mouth of this handsome dog. In addition, the long fur of its coat shows up well. Our little spaniel is already to take for a walk, except you don’t need a leash for him.
The brooch is two inches long and the dog itself is just about ¾-inch wide and ½-inch tall. It has a safety catch so that it will not fall off while you are wearing it.
The condition is superb. The bar shows normal wear, but the intricate design of the spaniel is still flawless.
This is one of the nicest gold dog brooches I’ve come across in quite a while, and I have several in my own collection.
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