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18th Century Grim Reaper Stuart Crystal Slider

$3,600.00

18th Century Grim Reaper Stuart Crystal Slider

$3,600.00


Description

DATE: Early 18th Century, c.1717

A remarkable early 18th century Stuart Crystal slider featuring a skeletal personification of death complete with scythe and hourglass. The grim reaper is modelled in minute pieces of gold under an oval faceted rock crystal, and set over a lock of blonde hair with fine gold wire creating a horizon line behind the figure. A double dedication to the back of the slider reads: "WC obt 24th Dec 1714, MC obt 6 Mar 1717", effectively dating the piece.

STONES 

Rock crystal

MEASUREMENTS 

2.0 x 1.7 x 0.6cm

WEIGHT 

4.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, wear commensurate with age

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