Sun, 25th Jun 2017 13:00

The Jewellery Auction

  Lot 50

Sold for £1,200

ALEXANDER RITCHIE OF IONA SILVER ENAMELLED NECKLET with a central decorative drop of overall circular form 52mm across with moulded bird motif to a purple enamelled background, suspended from two sections of belcher link chain, the necklace section formed by a two row belcher link chain with ornate knot work enamelled spacers with hook clasp, the drop marked AR IONA to the reverse, approximately 56cm long, 43.4g, note: see `Iona Celtic Art, The Work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie` by E. Mhairi MacArthur, this design is featured as plate 9b

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