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Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Alexander Ritchie Iona Silver Antique Celtic Annular Ring Brooch
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Antique Scottish Silver Annular Ring Brooch, Alexander Ritchie. Arts & Crafts Celtic Braided Knotwork Pin. Sterling Tartan/Plaid/Kilt Pin
Alexander Ritchie Iona Silver Antique Celtic Annular Ring Brooch
Alexander Ritchie Iona Silver Antique Celtic Annular Ring Brooch
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Alexander Ritchie Iona Silver Antique Celtic Annular Ring Brooch

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Although the makers marks on this antique Celtic plaid brooch are obscured we believe it could be an Alexander Ritchie (1862–1941) piece. Along with his wife Euphemia, Ritchie operated a silversmithing workshop on the Isle of Iona, Scotland producing Arts & Crafts jewellery in Celtic designs. This continuous Celtic knotwork braided pattern seen here is a known Ritchie design for ring brooches, an example can seen on the Alexander Ritchie tribute website at http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/ring_brooch.htm 

This is a annular or ring brooch formed in a closed circle with a fixed hinged pin (penannular brooches have open terminals and pins that move around the ring). It is a fairly large size for this type of brooch and is crafted in thick gauge sterling silver. Celtic ring brooches date back to antiquity and they are a traditional and way of fastening plaids and tartans. Typically they are worn by both men and women, usually at the shoulder by men and on the breast by women.

A fabulous and highly collectible Arts & Crafts Scottish silver Celtic brooch, good for the gents or the ladies! 

MATERIALS: Sterling silver

MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/2" across and 1-1/2" from top to bottom (38mm) with the pin stem measuring 1-7/8" (58mm)

WEIGHT: 17.7 grams

DATE: circa 1930

HALLMARKS: stamped 'SILVER' & '5' and some other marks that are worn

CONDITION: in very good antique condition with light surface wear and faint scratches as you might expect in a piece this age. The heavy duty hinged pin is strong and sturdy and in perfect working order. In original condition, many of these antique silver plaid brooches have had modern pin backs soldered onto them.

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Materials: Sterling Silver.