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Victorian Memento Mori Skull Earrings

$3,500.00

Victorian Memento Mori Skull Earrings

$3,500.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, circa 1870

A particularly cool pair of Memento Mori skull earrings dating from the mid-Victorian period. The skulls are formed from enamel, and mounted in 15 karat gold.

Since ancient times, people have reflected on the brevity of life: The Greek Stoic Epictetus told his students that when kissing their child, brother, or friend, they should remind themselves that they are mortal as do "those who stand behind men in their triumphs and remind them that they are mortal".

MEASUREMENTS 

2.0 x 1.5cm

WEIGHT 

4.5g

MARKS 

G&N Maker's Mark

Tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some light wear to the enamel and the wires are later added

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