Zapata, Janet (2000)

Janet Zapata reports on an exhibition of Jewellery at the Toledo Museum of Art

Between the two world wars the arts and crafts style continued to be championed by two English designers -- Sybil Dunlop and George Hunt. Both turned to nature for inspiration and used coloured gemstones in a random fashion to achieve unusual colour palettes. Dunlop's style is characterized by the wire scrolls and stylized leaves seen on the clip in Plate XVI. She used silver to create a scrolling vine with a bunch of grapes, darker at the top than the bottom. (Zapata 2000)

The images below show the Toledo piece in comparison with other pieces by Dorrie showing clearly that it is by Dorrie not Sybil Dunlop.

 

The jewellery pieces are from left to right Toledo museum, Tadema Gallery as is the next and far right Van den Bosch.

The jewellery pieces are from left to right Toledo museum, Tadema Gallery as is the next and far right Van den Bosch.

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