Gold "Stuart crystal" mourning slide, 1690s The oval slide containing a lock of hair applied with a skeleton resting on a tomb inscribed "Mem.Io.Mori" above the initials PC, beneath a facetted rock crystal cover, with loop attachments to the reverse.
Gold "Stuart crystal" mourning slide, 1690s The oval slide containing a lock of hair applied with a pair of winged cherubs crowning an entwined monogram with laurels, beneath a facetted rock-crystal cover, with loop attachments to the reverse.
ANTIQUE GEORGIAN GOLD STUART CRYSTAL MEMENTO MORI SKULL MOURNING RING PITT c1736
Trauerring, Trauerschmuck, Viktorianischen Schmuck, Antiken Schmuck, Gedenke Des Todes, Georgisch, Hochzeit Schmuck, Schmuck, Romantic Period
ANTIQUE ENGLISH 18K GOLD ENAMEL STUART CRYSTAL MOURNING RING c1700
Gold "Stuart crystal" mourning slide, circa 1685 The oval slide containing a lock of hair, applied with a standing skeleton holding a staff and hour glass between the initials GP, beneath a facetted rock crystal cover, with loops attachments to the reverse, inscribed "G.P ob: 26 Janu: 85"
Stuart Crystal Skeleton Slide - From a private collection, where it has been for the past thirty years, a rare Stuart crystal Memento Mori slide, circa 1680. The gold slide contains a compartment with a ground of woven hair, overlaid with a brightly enamelled skeleton holding symbols of mortality, a scythe and an hourglass.
Stuart Crystal Portrait Pendant circa 1690's. Stuart crystals were first popularized in 1649, when Charles I, the martyred King of England, was executed under Cromwellian rule. Royalists wishing to show their sympathy for the fallen monarch would wear small slides set with the King's portrait underneath a faceted crystal, or a swatch of hair with the King's initials beneath worked in fine gold wire.