Monday, December 27, 2010

Dorrie Nossiter, Jewelry Designer 1893- 1977

Looking through some auction catalogs on the internet I came across a colorful brooch that I just love! It is made by a jewelry designer who I am unfamiliar with, Dorrie Nossiter. She was British and although her jewelry is considered arts and crafts, I think it is more modern and may have influenced  50's and 60's costume jewelry designers.
Silver Gold Sapphire Moonstone Peridot Garnet Chrysoberyl Ruby. Diameter: 5.00 cm (1.97 in) British, c.1930, Fitted Case




Sapphire, moonstone, green zircon, peridot, garnet, chrysoberyl & ruby. Literature: cf. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 85. Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, page 101. Ref: 6538





DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977, Arts & Crafts Clip Brooch ,Silver Gold Amethyst Moonstone Garnet Ruby. H: 4.6 cm (1.81 in)  W: 2.4 cm (0.94 in), British, c.1930. Fitted Case. Literature: cf. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 85. Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, page 101


DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977




Arts & Crafts Brooch Silver Gold Citrine Tourmaline Pearl. H: 4.3 cm (1.69 in)  W: 3.9 cm (1.54 in)
British, c.1930, Fitted Case, Literature: cf. Twentieth-century Jewellery, From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States, Alba Cappellieri, 2010, Illustrated p.137.
ISBN: 978-88-6130-532-8. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 85
Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, page 101Ref: 6190





DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977, Arts & Crafts Clip Brooches Silver Gold Citrine Amethyst Pearl
Diameter: 3.30 cm (1.3 in), British, 1930, Fitted Case
Literature: cf. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 85
Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, page 101. Ref: 3027


DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977, Arts & Crafts Clip Brooch Silver Gold Amethyst Citrine
H: 4.6 cm (1.81 in)  W: 3.4 cm (1.34 in), British, c.1930. Fitted Case
Literature: cf. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 85
Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, page 101. 
Ref: 4816
All images of Dorrie Nossiter Jewellery, from Tadema Gallery Website.

Earring clips  by Mimi Favre, 2007. 18k gold, peridot, tourmalines, aquamarine, topaz, pink sapphire.