1920s Dog Stud Earrings

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These novelty earrings from the 1920s or 30s are modeled in the shape of very solemn and very sweet dog heads. These hollow canines are made in chrome, the shiny finish is quite worn which gives their serious mugs a bit of extra depth and definition. The earrings have their original threaded silver posts with twist on backs.

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  • Materials: chrome, silver
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good - shiny finish is largely worn away
  • Size: 1/2" wide, 3/8" deep (not including the posts)
  • Location: To see these earrings in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
These novelty earrings from the 1920s or 30s are modeled in the shape of very solemn and very sweet dog heads. These hollow canines are made in chrome, the shiny finish is quite worn which gives their serious mugs a bit of extra depth and definition. The earrings have their original threaded silver posts with twist on backs.

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  • Materials: chrome, silver
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good - shiny finish is largely worn away
  • Size: 1/2" wide, 3/8" deep (not including the posts)
  • Location: To see these earrings in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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