£5,000 – £10,000
Arts and crafts
This is an exceptional, good sized and rare silver box by Sibyl Dunlop, one of Britain’s leading inter-war arts and crafts jewellers and silversmiths. It is the second one I have had in the Collection, and I could not be more delighted to find another.
It is beautifully set to four sides with red brown translucent agates, matched with an agate to the lid’s centre set in raised applied silverwork. It is in excellent condition. I have been unable to put it down since acquiring it. It is a really special museum standard piece. Fully hallmarked for 1925.
Price range: £5,350
Maker: Sibyl Dunlop
Designer: Sibyl Dunlop
Date : 1925
Marks: S.D, London, date letter “k” (Full marks to base and lid, together with Dunlop name)
Material: Sterling silver, agate
Size: 13.5cm diameter, 12.5cm high
Weight : 11.7 oz, 331 grams