Silver Modernist Leaf Brooch, hallmarked 1955.
A mid-century classic design originally by Alexander Ritchie, a 3D leaf in solid silver.
A stylish brooch in solid Sterling Silver in a simple leaf design. It has 3D shaping to the leaves and stalk, and is a good size for a jacket or coat lapel.
Hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1955 and the maker’s mark ‘W.H.D.’ for W.H. Darby & Sons. A bit of research has shown that this design was originally made by Alexander Ritchie of Celtic Art Industries in the 1930s, based for a while on the Scottish isle of Iona.
Measures: 27 mm wide by 22 mm high (1 1/8″ x 7/8″). Weighs 6.3g.
It is in excellent vintage condition with a strong straight pin and rollover clasp.
It will be posted in the black cardboard presentation box shown in the photographs and sent by a tracked and insured postal service. Free postage to UK addresses and good international rates available.
I accept payment by PayPal only. Please use the contact button to buy and I will send you a PayPal invoice for your purchase.
Stella Ritzy Retro
Stella Ritzy Retro is my curated collection of twentieth century jewellery and accessories. My passion for vintage jewellery and history is combined to bring you distinctive pieces to treat yourself with, collect and give as gifts. I sell what I love: quality vintage pieces that I hope you will love too.
You will find a variety of jewellery in my shop but I have a particular interest in mid century and Scandinavian silver. I also sell some vintage accessories such as powder compacts and trinket boxes when I am able to source them.
I have been selling on Etsy since 2018 with five star reviews and on Instagram, where I highlight new items and share my obsession with all things vintage.
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I accept payment by PayPal only. Please use the contact button to purchase and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Free postage within the UK, competitive international prices.
Despatch time – within 3 working days
At the current time I am limiting my trips to the post office. My usual posting days are Wednesday and Saturday. Once posted I will send you a message with your tracking reference number.
All items are sent by a tracked and insured postal service: Royal Mail Signed For within the U.K. and Tracked/Signed international services where available.
Your jewellery will be sent in a new black cardboard box unless the maker’s box is part of the sale. Vintage jewellery boxes shown in the listing photographs are for display only.
I use recycled padded envelopes and bubble wrap.
Gift wrapping service
I can gift wrap your item with quality wrapping paper, a fabric ribbon, matching gift tag and write your personal message for an extra £4. Please let me know if you require this when contacting me to purchase.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns.
I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs or wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message. I have been trading online on another major website since June 2018 with five star reviews and I take great care to ensure I accurately and honestly describe my items for sale.
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Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy
Returns and exchanges
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns or exchanges.
I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs of wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message.
Please inform me within 24 hours of placing your order if you wish to cancel the sale and I will issue a full refund. I cannot refund you if the item has been posted.