Alexander Ritchie Iona Antique Arts and Crafts Glasgow Style Brass Newspaper Letter Holder.
A beautiful and most unusual example of a large size Arts and Crafts hand hammered wall mounted newspaper / magazine or letter holder by Alexander Ritchie of Iona c. 1900.
Decorated with bold stylised Celtic entrelac knotwork, this is a rare and useful example of Arts and Crafts Scottish metalwork. The rolled edges adds strength to the design and is a sign of quality made by an artisan.
It is typically unsigned as are most items by Ritchie.
Ref: For further examples see 'Iona Celtic Art, the work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie' by E. Mairi MacArthur.
Size: 37cm high x 27cm wide x 10cm deep.
Date: circa 1900.
Condition: In superb original condition retaining its rich metallic patina.
SKU: Ref: 10170