Lot 292: ALEXANDER RITCHIE (1856-1941), IONA RARE CELTIC REVIVAL HAND MIRROR, 1932 26.5cm long
October 26, 2016
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
ALEXANDER RITCHIE (1856-1941), IONA
RARE CELTIC REVIVAL HAND MIRROR, 1932
the simple hand mirror with bevelled circular plate in shaped frame with waisted handle, decorated with fine Celtic knot-work and galleon within to reverse, the handle to front with intertwined Celtic beasts, in original fitted case, signed A.R. IONA, hallmarked Birmingham 1932
clearly signed and hallmarked
silver with only very minor marks and wear
mirror set well in frame
some slight discoloration to edge of mirror in one section at 7 o clock, light toning behind mirror
fitted case not signed but appears original, mirror fits well
interior of case fresh
exterior with some light marks
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Notes: Literature: MacArthur, E. Mairi, ''Iona Celtic Art: The Work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie'', 2003, p.62, pl. 22b