The lush poppy was a quintessential Art Nouveau design motif and many symbolic meanings have been attributed to this lovely flower, including imagination, success, luxury, extravagance, peaceful sleep and recovery. Perfect to adorn a moon! And I love how the crescent shape of the feathery branch echoes that of the moon while the flower bud and small leaves behind the moon counterbalance the flower in front. Measuring about 7/8 in both directions (with the pin in the horizontal or vertical position), it looks good in any direction in which you care to pin it.
It weighs 3.3 grams and is very well made. It has the early, simple "C" clasp with an elongated pin stem, signed with maker's marks for Carter, Gough and Co. As well as "14K" (last photo).
This firm is highly regarded for the quality of its gold jewelry and its designs that beautifully capture the style of their era. The pin stem was deliberately bent in manufacture for secure fastening in the "c" clasp. The brooch also has a hook for hanging a watch, locket, charm or other article. This type of multi purpose pin was popular at the turn of the last century.
This brooch is in Very Good / Excellent vintage condition, especially considering its age. There is just expected dirt, surface scratches and tarnish or patina on the gold, which is a rich, gleaming antique color that adds to its charm, giving it a lovely vintage patina.And there are expected slight irregularities in the seed pearls, which appear to all be original. No flaws of consequence and the piece is truly Exquisite!
Feminine and romantic, this finely rendered authentic antique Art Nouveau 14 karat gold and pearl crescent moon and poppy pin is really special. Simply beautiful and in lovely condition, it will be a superb addition to a collection.
Of course, it would also make a terrific gift. You could bear to part with it, and will come to you in a gift box, just in case. An outstanding example, this watch or locket hanger pin by the highly sought firm of Carter, Gough & Co.Will bring the opulence and sentimental romance of jewelry history and gentler times to your collection. Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know. It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars. We thank you for your custom! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Carter Gough 14K Pearl Crescent Moon Poppy Watch Pin Antique Nouveau Gold Brooch" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.