Rare Dorrie Nossiter c1930 Arts and Crafts mixed gems pendant with central sapphire


One of the most beautiful selections of stones I have seen in a Dorrie piece, c1930

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A beautiful pendant by Dorrie Nossiter set in silver and gold, dating from the early 1930s. This is a fabulous arrangement of stones, in light, sunny shades of blue, pink, yellow and green. It has the usual Dorrie arrangements of lots of tiny claws holding the stones in place, as well as gold balls interspersed throughout the design. It is laden with mixed gemstones.

The stones are all beautifully-cut and reflect the light easily. The central pale blue sapphire captures the eye first and then the yellows of the pale citrines lead your eye outward to the arrangement of smaller gemstones, including pink tourmalines, pink paste, peridots and tiny darker blue sapphires. I would call this arrangement and colour palette particularly uplifting.

The pendant has been given a longer stemmed bale with a shepherd’s crook at sometime in her past and it means you could simply hook this over a wider chain than used in the photos. The listing is for the pendant only.

The stones have only a little wear, with a fleck in the surface of the large sapphire (tiny-visible only with loupe). The pendant has a diameter of approx 3.1cm.  A truly eye-catching piece which will adorn someone’s neck beautifully. I shall include a new jewellery box and post by complimentary tracked and signed post. Thank you.