Unusual pendant for lives lost at sea - a watercolor miniature on parchment, under crystal and set to a gold pendant, circa 1720. The miniature is of Stella Maris, protectress of mariners and seafarers. She is portrayed in her lapis blue robe covered in golden stars and wearing a golden starburst crown. The skull, urn and crucifix in the scene symbolize souls lost at sea.
Rock crystal pendant, shaped as a locket with two views, gold-mounted. On one side is a scene of Golgotha, composed of small figures in carved ivory. The other is an exceptional "memento mori", showing a skeleton in enamelled gold, a hand holding the hourglass of Time and the other a deadly arrow. Milan, late 16th century - early 17th century.
Slide Place of origin: 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.
Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a...
“Memento Mori” coffin pendants 16c, Stuart memorial jewellery 1660-1714 Charles I’s miniature portrait, Charles II memorial rings 1684, Silver box with memorial jewels— Five of the jewels with monograms in gold wire; one with a skeleton and MEM.MOR (memento mori: remember that you must die). The memorials late 17th or early 18th c, set in an 18th-century box.