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Stunning Arts And Crafts Silver & Gem-set Pendant Attributed To Sibyl Dunlop London C1930


£1,850 | $2,495 USD | €2,149 EUR
Item Number: SA825551
Date of manufacture: 1930
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Carlyon Silver
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A wonderful and rare Arts and crafts silver & gem-set open work pendant, of exceptional artistry. Closed bezel settings of carnelian, amethyst chrysoprase and chalcedonies, with a pendant carnelian drop. The amethysts with natural inclusions. On a later vintage fine-link chain c1950. This pendant has been attributed on stylistic grounds by a leading Arts and Crafts jewellery expert to Sibyl Dunlop*, as most of her work was unmarked.
Condition: In lovely vintage condition with no damage or repair and minimal wear, one tiny nibble on the top edge of the two lower amethysts, visible through a x10 loupe, only mentioned in the interest of scrupulous accuracy, and very likely originating from when the stones were set originally. For very similar work by Sibyl Dunlop see ‘Jewellery and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition’ by Elise Zorn Carlin, page 55.
Maker: Unmarked, attributed to Sibyl Dunlop London c 1930
Dimensions: Length from suspension ring to drop: 80mm. Width: 36mm. Chain length approx. 46mm.
* Sibyl Dunlop (1889 – 20 December 1968) was a British jewellery designer, best known for the jewellery and silver objects in the late Arts and Crafts style that she produced in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born in Hampstead, London to Scottish parents and finished her schooling in Brussels, where she became interested in jewellery design and underwent some basic training. She established a workshop and shop at 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8, and in the early 1920s was joined by W. Nathanson as her principal craftsman. Her work is characterised by the use of semi-precious and precious gems, such as chalcedony, chrysoprase, moonstone, amethyst, agate, quartz and opals, often cabochon rather than facet-cut gemstones, set in silver in symmetrical patterns, often inspired by nature. One of her most famous designs is the 'Carpet of Gems' symmetrical setting. The gemstones were cut for Dunlop by lapidaries in Germany. The business closed at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and Dunlop never returned to work due to ill health.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.

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