proudly Carey wore this magnificent
tribute, perhaps hung about his neck on a heavy gold chain. The gem
is known to historians of decorativeart as ‘the Hunsdon
Onyx’ ( Figure 9 ). 57
The jewel is an oriental sardonyx 3.75 inches high
by 3.25 inches wide, the upper face white, the lower brown. It
represents the myth of Perseus’ rescue of Andromeda from
). Furthermore, even in fine and decorativeart studies,
women collectors, as opposed to patrons, are rarely discussed. Charlotte
Gere and Marina Vaizey’s Great Women Collectors (1999) is a rare exception.
Enthoven now has an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
because I was invited to contribute an entry on a subsequent curator of the
collection, and pointed out that it seemed odd for the founder of the collection not to be included.
Baker, Michael (1985), Our Three Selves: The Life of Radclyffe Hall, London:
Bratton, Jacky (2011