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    Posted 7 years ago

    Bluboi
    (103 items)

    Incredible gold slide, circa 1640, enameled in black and white, the front with symbols of mortality and reverse with symbols of immortality. The front features symbols of death - a skull and crossbones. an hour glass [tempus fugit] the lamp of the last supper a serpent-entwined staff [death and evil] and 4 instances of a 'double phi' which would have stood for the deceased person's initials, i.e., PP.

    On the reverse are the initials 'MM' for 'memento mori' and symbols of immortality - a serpent forming a circle of eternity, a flower symbolizing immortality and lover's knots.

    The slide measures 2.6 cm by 2 cm [1 and 1/8 inches by 3/4 of an inch]. There is some damage to enamel on both sides on this incredibly rare and finely executed memento mori slide.

    There is a similar slide in Joyaux Renaissance-Une Splendour Retrouvee published by J. Kugel, plate 131. This piece has a larger skull and is circa dated 1630. In addition, see Joan Evans History Of Jewellery Plate 125 [also in the jewelry collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum].

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    Comments

    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      oh... thought the M M was for Master Mason....thought it was use in one of there secret ouga a buga shows .....see how wrong I can be ...nice buckle
    2. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      back again had to go through my books ...the way I read that buckle is ..
      on the skull side... time is slipping as your time is short so before you die go out in the world and live right and help your brothers ..... i'll post the snake on my page for ya to see .... and the buckle would be use in a rite ..they perform ...
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Amazing!!!! I absolutely love it!
    5. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 6 years ago
      Love this. I wonder what kind of man or woman wear these? Was it priest or witch?

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