Alexander Ritchie "iona Dove"designed Brooch/fob Pre 1914(glasgow)
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Alexander Ritchie "iona Dove"designed Brooch/fob Pre 1914(glasgow):
An early very fine example of alexander Ritchie's " Iona Dove "design with Glasgow hallmarks pre 1914.. with twin AR "spectacle "mark and also the AR conjoined mark and stamped Iona.....this brooch/fob has a silver clip marked S.S which maybe an addition but is certainly of the period .....the brooch /fob ins in untouched and uncleaned condition, only the hallmark has been lightly cleaned .. the Glasgow hallmarks introduced a thistle motif from 1914.. which dates this fine piece to before that date .. length 2 inches..... .I am not too sure that brooch is not geese. as they are the symbol of peace in the iona community . and geese keep same partners for life perhaps someone can enlighten me ,