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Ref  CH8  Skulduggery

A rare silver and enamel optical illusional skull pendant, circa 1890. The optical illusion is of two children holding a dog and a skull, a Victorian example of an ambiguous image which exploits graphic similarities. The pendant measures 3/4 of an inch by one inch. Macabre and fascinating.

sold

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The same motif on a Victorian postcard

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Ring with similar motif - sold in Skinners in December 2018

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