You know what’s great? Puppies. Let’s look at some.
This spectacular Art Deco dog is the work of Janesich, and was created in Paris in 1925. The puppy and frame are diamonds with onyx details, all set in platinum. Is that not the most adorable grumpy puppy face you’ve ever seen immortalized in diamonds? It’s like the jeweler was working with his own Pekingnese for a model, and the dog desperately objected to the situation and wanted to go for a walk instead.
Even better, it looks like Janesich did well with cranky puppy brooches, because here’s another very similar Art Deco dog (this one detailed in sapphires and rubies) made in the same year. Special thanks to Monica McLaughlin of The Hairpin for bringing this second cranky puppy to my attention.
But that’s not all! I found them some friends.
This Art Deco doggie brooch is more sculptural and is from slightly earlier, in 1905. This puppy is as friendly as the other one is peeved. This fellow is glad you’re here, he loves being made of diamonds, and he wants to go play with some Cartier panthers.
He’s also very ornate. Please note the jaunty curl of his tail, the set of his ears, the positioning of his legs and the detailing of his collar and nametag. His eyes and nametag are rubies. He may be tiny, but he is remarkable.
Look at his face. I want to make him run around my desk. What kind of dog do you think he is? I get a jaunty, pug-like vibe from him.
This little cutie is Cartier’s contribution to this Art Deco puppy parade: a diamond Dachshund by Cartier Paris. He’s made of platinum and set with brilliant-cut diamonds, along with a ruby eye and a calibre sapphire collar. Based on this little guy’s face, he’d like to be worn next to a diamond-encrusted snack.
All images and info in this post are thanks to the seller of each item. Please see the links in the descriptions of each Art Deco dog above for original sources.