Superb antique signet ring with a shield-shaped sardonyx panel carved with a bee intaglio. This crest is similar to the mascot of Manchester. According to Fairbairn's Book of Crests, the bee was adopted by the Abercrombie, Gentle, Innes, Stewart, and Whitelaw families - amongst others.
The Duke of Roxburgh, Henry Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876 - 1932, far left) taking part in a pheasant shoot at a house party at the home of the Dowager Lady Nunburnholme at Warter Priory, East Yorkshire, 6th December 1922. Looking on are Mary Goelet, Duchess of Roxburghe (1878 - 1937) and Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry (1878 - 1959).