Century Antiques is located in Kilby, United Kingdom
Vintage Silver Iona / Alexander Ritchie Brooch - Ward Bros - Edinburgh 1958
REF: CA2026 / LA90496
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This is a beautiful brooch for a collector or to wear as originally intended - the brooch is styled in the Arts & Crafts manner and follows a design by the renowned Scottish Iona silversmith Alexander Ritchie - in the last picture you can actually see the original early 1920's Ritchie piece (courtesy of the Alexander Ritchie website) - the piece for sale here follows this design exactly so it's possible that the original moulds were used. The brooch is made from cast sterling silver and has an intricate Celtic knot design - the piece is known as a shield brooch on account of its shape and the beautiful design would of been copied or certainly heavily influenced by motifs and carvings seen in the architecture from the island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides. To the reverse is a simple round hinge and a C clasp mechanism - also to the reverse is are full U.K hallmarks for Edinburgh 1958 with the silversmiths mark of Ward Brothers - In the mid 20th century Ward brothers were known for their traditional Scottish jewellery and this item would fit in well with that range. This is a really nice brooch by a famous designer that is ready to wear - it's particularly a nice item to have if you have Celtic ancestry - I've priced this item fairly based on the period and marks - had it of carried A.R. Iona silver marks the price would of been considerably higher.
Century Antiques has clarified that the Vintage Silver Iona / Alexander Ritchie Brooch - Ward Bros - Edinburgh 1958 (LA90496) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1958
The condition of this item is excellent - the pin and hinge work exactly as they should - in 60 years the silver has achieved a beautiful patina in amongst the design which makes the Celtic knot pattern really stand out.
Delivery to U.K. addresses is free (sent via a signed for service). Delivery to Europe is £8.00 (sent via a tracked / signed for service). Delivery to the USA / Australia is £9.00 (sent via a tracked / signed for service).
This Vintage Silver Iona / Alexander Ritchie Brooch - Ward Bros - Edinburgh 1958 is located in Kilby, United Kingdom