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A c. 1600 British momento mori ring - one of a group of identical rings distributed at a Merchant's funeral to mark his passing and stamped with his trade insignia since by law he wasn't granted a Coat of Arms. Now the most tangible relic that show's he ever existed. #historic #gold #death #jewelry #extrafancyenamelrings

A c. 1600 British momento mori ring - one of a group of identical rings distributed at a Merchant's funeral to mark his passing and stamped with his trade insignia since by law he wasn't granted a Coat of Arms. Now the most tangible relic that show's he ever existed. #historic #gold #death #jewelry #extrafancyenamelrings

Child's skull showing teeth before baby teeth are lost. The other picture I posted was a model of a skull. This is an actual skull.

Creepy Skull With Two Sets Of Teeth

Child's skull with baby teeth and adult teeth, Hunterian Museum, London. Until I saw this, I never thought of what was going on in a skull of a child about to get their adult teeth.

Jewels commemorating the dead were widely worn in the decades around 1700. Stark imagery such as skeletons, skulls and winged hourglasses were frequently used. In this case a skeleton lies on a coffin inscribed 'I rest' while two angels hold the deceased's initials - MT - in gold wire aloft. The background is a panel of woven hair, while the decorative elements were produced as standard components in stamped and enamelled gold.England ca 1700

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England, Great Britain (made) Date:ca. 1700 (made) Artist/Maker:unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:Gold slide decorated with gold, enamel gold thread, hair and foil Credit Line:Bequeathed by Frank Ward Museum V&A

Decorated gold ring with wolf's tooth set in a heart-shaped bezel, made between 1200-1300 in France or England, inscription added around 1375-1425

Decorated gold ring with wolf's tooth set in a heart-shaped bezel, made between in France or England, inscription added around

15th Century [!?] engagement ring set with   a natural diamond octahedron  in a handmade carved gold and enamel setting.    German.

Century Engagement Ring Natural Diamond Octahedron Gold and Enamel Setting, German at Nelson Rarities, Inc.

Rothschild Diamond, Ruby, and Enamel Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori c. 1631

Renaissance Rothschild Diamond Ruby and Enamel Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori, dated Les Enluminures

An absolutely splendid, one-of-a-kind, ladies pendent watch circa 1900. The background is matte finished enamel which subtly gradates from b...

French Art Nouveau Enamel and Gem Set Miniature Pendant Watch

French Art Nouveau Enamel and Gem Set Miniature Pendant Watch. An absolutely splendid, one-of-a-kind, ladies pendent watch circa - - Lang Antiques

Victorian Elaborate Skull Illusion Momento Mori Imagery Silver Tone Filigree Ring

Victorian Elaborate Skull Illusion Momento Mori Imagery Silver Tone Filigree Ring NEW - Awesome Skulls

Interesting rings Circa 1700s

Vintage Rings Memento Mori ring Late century, The Ashmolean Museum Good, Great, or just OK? Vintage Rings Vintage Engagement Ring Settings The

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Made by EDUARD SCHOPFLICH, my future husband's great grandfather, Jugendstil Fish Pendant Gilded silver Garnet Chalcedony German---

AN ART NOUVEAU PEARL AND ENAMEL CHOKER. The central curved panel designed with green plique à jour enamel foliage and natural pearl berry clusters to the nine-row pearl choker with foliate spacers and clasp, circa 1900. #ArtNouveau #choker

AN ART NOUVEAU PEARL AND ENAMEL CHOKER The central curved panel designed with green plique à jour enamel foliage and natural pearl berry clusters to the nine-row pearl choker with foliate spacers and clasp, circa cm long

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