Rare genuine Victorian coiled snake & skull Memento Mori impressive pendant
This steps back to 1900 ca or older – not marked however professionally tested for solid 18KT yellow gold wit solid silver portions for the skull (except the back which is gold) and the emerald drop mounting
Memento Mori Victorian jewellery is hard to source and highly collectable, we strive to get the best pieces from Italy and Europe
This one in particular develops in a stunning snake design with bail made in snake head holding the whole coiled snake making the frame for the marvellous Skull head hanging in the middle, ending with an old drop of Emerald adding so much colour character in contrast to the skull, standing for the green of life against the dark of death for the skull colour
Amazing sculptured Skull skilfully made in realistic version, with two old mine cut Diamonds for .35 Ct set for eyes
The Emerald drop pendulum is estimate to be 2.30 Ct – fantastic green colour hue measuring 12.8 mm. x 6.9 mm.
Very tiny diamonds set even into the bottom snake eyes to abound with details
We are so pleased of having acquired this stunning example in our collection sure to make someone very happy to treasure this piece
It measures 64 mm. x 21 mm. with a gross weight of 10.3 grams
Current retail value for rarity and content is £5500 our reserve is much less!