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A 17TH CENTURY GOLD, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL 'MEMENTO MORI' ...

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Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600
ca. US$2,749 - US$3,142
Price realised:  £1,750
ca. US$3,437
Lot number 153, Views: 51

A 17TH CENTURY GOLD, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL 'MEMENTO MORI' RING, AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOURNING RING
A 17TH CENTURY GOLD, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL 'MEMENTO MORI' RING, AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOURNING RING The "mememto mori" ring with oval bezel enclosing an applied skull and crossed bones and gilt thread initial against a hair ground under faceted crystal, with chased surround, the bezel reverse with black and white dot enamel border, engraved, Rem, VOF to foliate engraved, black enamel shoulders, circa 1680 ; the mourning ring with paste-set bezel to white enamel scroll design shoulders with indistinct legend, dated 1734, major loss to enamel, finger sizes K & N (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Vintage & Modern Jewellery at South Kensington
Date of the auction: 13 May 2008
Address: Christie's
13 May 2008, London, South Kensington