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Ref MB5 Memento Mori Stuart Crystal Skeleton Slide
Late 17th century Stuart crystal slide with a most wry and unusual memento mori subject, dated 1693. The high carat gold slide contains a compartment with a weave of hair surmounted by a painted enamel device of a skeleton holding a scythe and torch, alongside a skull on an hourglass. The slide also has gold wirework initials JG. To reverse it is inscribed
May 2 93
[May 2nd 1693]. The slide measures 3/4 of an inch by 2/3 of an inch. Of a very neat size and immaculate.
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