This is a piece about the market in British 20th Century Decorative Arts from 1998.


In the jewllery market prices were again selective with collectors looking to find 'names' rather than pieces that were attractive and well crafted but anonymous. Sybil dunlop whose workshop in Kensington Chruch Street crafted many fine pieces, was much favoured, as was her friend Dorrie Nossiter with whose work she is often identified. In fact Nossiter seemed to be more flavour of the month with a gem set bracelet selling for £1,735 in July 1997 and a pair of drop citrine earrings managing £862 in March 1998. Pieces by Edith and Nelson dawson, the Gaskins and Alexander Fisher were reatured at auctions and fairs, with their style very much in the Arts and Crafts tradition, they commanded high interest and high prices.

A gem set bracelet by D.Nossiter.

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