Lot 202 (Fine Art & Antiques, 8th March 2017)

Sold for £1,100

Lot details

GOLD BISHOP'S PECTORAL CROSS set with chrysoberyl and star sapphire stones, and having stylised foliate ends, engraved to the back: 'Pray for Violet Potts 30-IX-1935'. On a leather neck suspension. The cross 105mm plus suspension loop, by 80mm. Provenance: originally the property of the Right Reverend Stanley Pickard CBE, former Bishop of Lebombo in Mozambique (1958-1968), originally from Birmingham, born 1910 and educated at Birmingham Grammar School. Became Arch Deacon of Msumba until 1958, became assistant Bishop of Johannesburg until retiring in the UK in 1983. Became assistant Bishop of Worcester and resided latterly with the Beecham Community near Malvern. A bequest.