Vintage Alexander Ritchie Iona Silver Viking Ship Pendant
This vintage sterling silver Viking ship pendant bears the mark Iona and possibly an early mark for Alexander Ritchie.
1 1/4 inches long with the bail x 5/8 inch wide.
There are two hallmarks on the reverse. The first one in a rectangular punch mark appears to be AR with something in between but not completely clear since all three are conjoined. I have searched and not found this exact mark for Alexander Ritchie but found some that are close so it may be possible that this is an early mark.
The second mark that is known to have been used by Alexander Ritchie as well as some of the people that continued to produce his work after he passed away in 1941 is the Iona mark in a rectangular shape punch.
There are no silver marks but this piece has been tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver.
Greg DeMark - cb
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