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Iona Silver Scarf Ring - Alex Ritchie
Reference: S1384
Period: George V
Year: 1934
Silversmith: Alexander Ritchie
Place: Iona
Price: $ 350.00
Weight: 11 grams
Dimensions: 3.7 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A rare Iona silver scarf ring, in the Celtic Arts and Crafts style. The ring is very good quality, and has a classic Ritchie Viking longship motif, with celtic knotwork side panels, and terminals of wolf like celtic beasts. The ship is copied off an 11th century stone carving in Iona's Abbey museum, and the beasts are similar to those found in the Book of Kells. The hallmarks are very clear, "AR IONA" incuse, along with makers mark ICA (Iona Celtic Arts) and Birmingham hallmarks for 1934. Ritchie registered the ICA makers mark in 1931 in Birmingham. Alex Ritchie's work was inspired by the ancient Celtic and Viking carvings on Iona. He is regarded as one of the most respected and sought after Scottish silver jewellers of the 20th century. (All information courtesy of Alexander Ritchie website, see link on our links page. A similar scarf ring is shown on the website.)
Iona Silver Scarf Ring - Alex Ritchie
Iona silver scarf ring

Iona Silver Scarf Ring - Alex Ritchie
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Iona Silver Scarf Ring - Alex Ritchie
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Iona Silver Scarf Ring - Alex Ritchie
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