Generally, the detailed angel skin coral Georgian skull fobs are some of the hardest to find. This particular piece is wonderfully aged, lovely salmon color with some variation of the saturation of color throughout. The skull has been skillfully hand-carved with wonderful detail for such a tiny piece. This is a Memento Mori piece which would have been a reminder to the wearer of the certainty of death and thus, to live in today rather than focus on the future.
Memento mori et carpe diem! " from the Latin translates roughly as "Remember that you must die and seize the day! It has a gold top attached to it with a bale so it could be used as a pendant, charm, or fob, but the gold dangle stick pin is awesome as it is!
This piece is offered in fair, antique condition with a break running along the top back portion of the head, which was repaired long ago. Even with this break, it's a fantastic piece that looks nice for it's age. Please refer to the photos as they are an important part of this item's description.
All Props, Display/Ring Boxes, etc... Unless Stated are NOT Included. We use BUBBLE WRAP, PADDED MAILERS & GIFT BOXES. I only use the terms Excellent & Mint in those rare pieces that have been stored away and obviously not worn very much, if at all, well-taken care of or from a museum! So if I say Good or Very Good, that means they have Normal age appropriate wear, which can include small scratches, little nic's & patina.
Vintage = Preowned, Used, Not New.. The item "ATQ Georgian Victorian Carved Coral Skull Mori Memento 14K Gold Dangle Stick Pin" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "jashermanco" and is located in Oakland, Oregon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.