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Carter Gough antique costume jewelry

Carter Gough antique costume jewelry

Art Nouveau Griffin Dragon pin. 14k Gold, pearl, ruby. Carter Gough antique costume jewelry

Carter Gough antique costume jewelry
Born on January 17, 1817 in Newark, New Jersey, Aaron Carter was the founder of the jewelry company later known as “Carter, Gough & Co”. Aged 15, he studied jewelry for 6 years at local goldsmiths Taylor and Baldwin. After completing his studies in 1938, he began working as an apprentice at Newark jewelry factory, and from 1941 he started an independent business, in partnership with other jewelers. In particular, A. Pennington and Michael Doremus (1841-1844), and John R. Pierson (1848-1856). Accordingly, with the change of partners, the name of his company also changed – Carter & Doremus, Carter & Pierson; Carter, Howkins & Uodd; Carter, Howkins & Sloan. In 1876 Aaron’s eldest son William joined his business, when the company’s name was Carter, Howkins & Sloan.
Aaron Carter died on 31 Jan 1902 in Orange NJ. His fifty-three-year-old son William Tuttle Carter (born 28 September 1849) took over the company, which in 1915 changed its name to Carter, Gough & Co.
The company produced handcrafted jewelry in Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. They used gold plating, enamel, pearls, amethyst and other stones to create cufflinks, bar brooches, circle pins, charms and pendants. Traditionally, they marked their pieces with a “C” inside an arrowhead. Lovers and collectors of vintage and antique jewelry appreciate the company’s work for its high quality and exquisite design.
Unfortunately, there is no exact date for the closure of the company or the date of William’s death.

Daisy circle pin. 14 K gold, white enamel

Daisy circle pin. 14 K gold, white enamel

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Carter Gough antique costume jewelry

14K yellow gold amethyst pearl bar brooch

14K yellow gold amethyst pearl bar brooch

Amethyst 14 K gold Cufflinks. 1910s

Amethyst 14 K gold Cufflinks. 1910s

Bar brooch. 14 K gold, white enamel, natural pearl

Bar brooch. 14 K gold, white enamel, natural pearl

Bell pendant charm. 14 K gold

Bell pendant charm. 14 K gold

Black enamel 14 K gold circle pin

Black enamel 14 K gold circle pin

Diamond 14 K gold turquoise enamel locket pendant

Diamond 14 K gold turquoise enamel locket pendant

Double Sided 14K gold and platinum cufflinks

Double Sided 14K gold and platinum cufflinks

Engraved 14 K gold cufflinks

Engraved 14 K gold cufflinks

Green jade blue enamel 14 K gold cufflinks

Green jade blue enamel 14 K gold cufflinks

Guilloche enamel 14 K gold circle pin

Guilloche enamel 14 K gold circle pin

Octagon shaped cufflinks. 14k yellow gold, mother of pearl

Octagon shaped cufflinks. 14k yellow gold, mother of pearl

Pearl, guilloche enamel 14 K gold bar pin

Pearl, guilloche enamel 14 K gold bar pin

Red enamel pearl 14 K gold bar brooch

Red enamel pearl 14 K gold bar brooch

Shoe Boot charm. 14 K gold. 1900s

Shoe Boot charm. 14 K gold. 1900s

Star flower brooch. 14 K gold, pink zircon

Star flower brooch. 14 K gold, pink zircon

Flower circle pin pendant. 14 K gold, enamel, pearls

Flower circle pin pendant. 14 K gold, enamel, pearls

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