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 Roxburghe, Henry Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876-1932, far left) taking part in pheasant shoot at the house party at the home of Dowager Lady Nunburnholme at Warter Priory, East Yorkshire, 6th Dec 1922. Looking on are Mary Goelet, Duchess of Roxburge (1878-1937) and Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry.