Mary Queen of Scots’ Watch: Large skull watch given by the Queen to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning ‘pale death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and the castles of the rich’ (Horace). The skull is held upside down and the jaw lifted to read the silver dial. The hour is struck on a bell. Made by Moyant A Blois (1570-90).
Lalique 1902-03 'Dancing Nymphs in a Frame of Bats' Brooch: centering on a carved French artificial ivory plaque, depicting five dancing nymphs in relief, w/in a blue enamel bat frame, mounted in 18k gold. christies.com