Silver

A lovely Sibyl Dunlop (attrib) stone set spoon

For sale is this really lovely Sibyl Dunlop (attributed) unmarked tea spoon set with a a number of coloured stones in the design of a butterfly.  I believe the main green stone is chrysoprase, the red stones garnets, the blue stones agate/chalcedony and the yellow top stone beryl.  I could be wrong!

Price range: £175

Maker: Sibyl Dunlop

Designer: Sibyl Dunlop

Date : c 1925

Marks: Unmarked

Material: Sterling silver, semi-precious stones

Condition: Excellent

Size: Length: 11.25 cm

Weight : 15 grams, 0.5 oz

SKU: A1534-1 Category:

Description

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.

Dunlop 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. Dunlop’s 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. Dunlop’s work is often confused with that of another female jewellery designer of the same period, Dorrie Nossiter. The business closed at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and Dunlop never returned to work due to ill health. After the war Nathanson re-started the business and continued producing jewellery and silver under Dunlop’s name until he retired in 1971. [From Wikipedia]

 

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Additional information

Maker

Sibyl Dunlop

Material

Sterling silver

Price range

<£1,000

Period

Arts and crafts

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