Attractive Alexander Ritchie silver and enamel pendant, in a design known as the Nunnery Cross - the design is taken from a medieval stone carving once in the Nunnery ruins and now in the museum on Iona. Green and unusual purple enamel. The reverse has hallmarks for Birmingham 1937 below ICA and is also stamped AR and IONA on the outer ring.
Possibly the most unusual Alex Ritchie silver pendant I have ever seen. The outer frame is stering silver and has early AR IONA marks, dating it from 1910 onwards. There is typica Iona foliate decoration around the edge and on the suspension loop. The centre is an exquisite miniature enamel painting, not by Alex Ritchie, signed G.A. The backing of the painting is sterling silver. No doubt a commissioned Ritchie 'one-off' frame, with a centrepiece by a talented artist. Someone's sweetheart is represented here. If someone has an idea as to who the lady is, please email me.
This is the only one if its kind I have ever seen. A very fine Prioress Anna silver and cobalt blue enamel pendant, with 32 silver spacers on its long chain. The front has the wording 'Prioress Anna' in high relief, located at top and bottom. The reverse just has the high relief markings AER IONA. A really beautiful piece, which turned up in USA, possibly made as a 'special' for a visitor to Iona?