19th C Victorian Sterling silver Memento Mori 34 Skulls pocket watch chain. This is the longest skull chain fob that I have ever seen! Signed with the Victorian English hallmarks for Sterling silver and London city hallmark. A link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here.
Since the beginning of time, the skull is been used as a symbol of mortality, victory, the ultimate Memento Mori. The skull represented the contemplation of eternity. In Elizabethan England, it was an emblem of bawds, rakes and sexual adventure.
Its a symbol men, in particular, have always loved to paint, carve, cast, and wear. Provenance:This unique piece comes directly from the famous Skulls collection of Dr. Atanas Karamanov, who was the personal physician to King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.
Karamanov was also a member of. The first Bulgarian Regular Masonic Lodge named Balkanska Zvezda c1890's. His collection contain over 1200 skull watches, skull goblets, skull victorican jewelry etc.. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's.
Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "19th C Victorian Sterling silver Memento Mori 34 Skulls pocket watch chain. 80cm" is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Parts\Chains".
The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.