Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
Vintage Iona Silver Necklace John Hart after Alexander Ritchie Scottish Silver
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SEA CREATURES: Vintage 1950s IONA Scottish Sterling Silver Necklace. Marked IONA C.A.I. after ALEXANDER RITCHIE

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This is an interesting 1950s C.A.I (Celtic Arts Industries) Iona Silver brooch probably made by the Scottish silversmith, John Hart after an earlier design by Alexander Ritchie.  

This is a very rare vintage Scottish silver necklace - and features a string of silver confronted sea serpents. You more often see these sea monsters used for earrings, brooches, and occasionally on a bracelet - but I have never seen them used in this way in a necklace before. 

I think that this one might have been made by John Hart using earlier moulds from Ritchie's Iona workshop. It is marked Iona / Sterling / Scotland and each serpent is marked to the back with the C.A.I. mark. 

 The C.A,I. mark relates to the Celtic Art Industries - which was set up by Hamish Dawson-Bowman in the 1950s with silversmiths John Hart, as well as MacCormack who was apprenticed to Alexander Ritchie.

This one is finely cast with crisp detail, There are 5 pairs of confronted sea serpents (so 10 in total). Each confronted is 1.7 cm in length. The necklace measures 41.5 cm in overall length (16 1/2 inches). The serpent section is 25 cm in length (9 3/4 inches). The chain has a ring catch as photographed. 

A special piece of Scottish silver, nearly 100 years old - obviously if it had been stamped AR - it would have had a much higher price tag. For a marked Iona piece from the 1950s / 1960s, it is on offer here at a fair price - you will not see another one readily with this fantastic mythical creatures / Celtic design. 

It is in excellent condition and is clean and ready to wear. It will be sent in a nice gift box for you to keep safe in your collection of vintage Scottish jewellery. 

Postage in the UK - will be capped at £4.95 - but we shall send it to you with Special Next Day Delivery so that it is fully insured in transit. 

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