Posted 1 year ago
This is just a wonderful necklace and earrings I just love them. Unfortunately they are not marked but they certainly have the look and the quality for Sybil Dunlop. I have been waiting for some time to get hold of some of her work and this fits the bill for me.
The back of the pendant as been hand hammered, and a good size the stones look to me green agate, amethyst, blister pearl and maybe Cornelian, I think it’s a classic Dunlop design. The earrings I this match the pendant they are also quite large with green agate and cornelian.
Sybil Dunlop was born 1889 - 20th Dec 1968 she was a British jewellery and silver designer and produced art and craft designs in the 1920s and 30s.
Sybil 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 work shop and shop at 69 Kensington Church st, London w8, and in the early 1920s was joined by W. Nathanson as a principle craftsman. Sybils is characterised by the use of semi-precious stones, such as chalcedony, chrysoprase, moonstone, amethyst, quartz and opals, often cabuchon rather than facet-cut stones, set in silver in symmetrical patterns, often inspired by nature. One of her famous designs is the carpet of gems symmetrical settings. The stones were cut for Sybil by lapidaries in Germany. Sybil’s work is often confused with that of another female designer Dorrie Nossiter. The business closed at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and Sybil never returned to work due to ill health. After the war Nathanson re-started the business and continued producing jewellery and silver under her name until he retired in 1971.
Many thanks for looking