Friday, July 5, 2013
GEORGIAN MEMENTO MORI SEPIA ON IVORY SKULL AND CROSSBONES RING
This is an antique Georgian high carat gold content memento mori ring with a watercolor sepia of a skull and crossbones on ivory under a glazed compartment.
There are willow branches in the background which symbolize mourning.
The rear is inscribed to a married couple with the same initials, "S T," who died two months apart in 1802. It is absolutely stunning.