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Sybil Dunlop ring made for the Bishop of London

07 November 2012Written by ATG Reporter

This Arts and Crafts ecclesiastical ring was made by Sybil Dunlop (1889-1968) for Arthur Winnington-Ingham, Bishop of London from 1901-39.

It is fashioned from various triangular amethysts set within pierced and foliate engraved millegrain mounts.

Although the vendor had little idea of its maker or history the survival of the original fitted case bearing both Dunlop's name and the embossed inscription Bishop of London simplified the task of research for Holloways of Banbury who offered it for sale on September 25.

Estimated at £800-1200, it sold to a private collector at £6000.

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