For sale is this Dorrie Nossiter necklace. The necklace comprises a classic Nossiter gold and silver centrepiece set with semi precious stones, with perfectly paired baltic amber beads in “flapper” style. Unmarked, the centrepiece is classic Nossiter design with grape and coiled wire work in silver and gold leaf. It is possible the amber beads are a later addition.
The necklace is wearable two ways, in long 20’s style or doubled around the neck. The necklace probably dates to c.1930 when Nossiter operated from her Bond Street gallery and is in excellent antique condition.
Dorrie Nossiter was born in 1893, trained at the Birmingham School of Art and ran her own jewellery shop and workshop in London from c 1930-1960’s. She was part of that later group of arts and crafts women jewellers that included Sibyl Dunlop, Amy Sandheim and Frances Harling (Amy’s sister), and also Bernard Instone (not a woman!). Their work is often similar, unmarked and confused. This piece is undoubtedly by Nossiter. More information can be found on a website dedicated to Dorrie Nossiter at this link
Maker: Dorrie Nossiter
Designer: Dorrie Nossiter
Date : c. 1930
Material: Sterling silver, amethyst, chalcedony
Condition: Excellent, see description
Size: 45cm long.
Weight : NM