The ring is men size- US-12.5 Hand engraved sides. Archibald Menzies (15 March 1754 15 February 1842) was a Scottish surgeon, botanist and naturalist. He spent many years at sea, serving with the Royal Navy, private merchants, and the Vancouver Expedition. He was the first restringsd European to reach the summit of the Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa and introduced the Monkey Puzzle tree to England. A link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here.
Since the beginning of time, the skull is been used as a symbol of mortality, victory, the ultimate Memento Mori. The skull represented the contemplation of eternity. In Elizabethan England, it was an emblem of bawds, rakes and sexual adventure.Its a symbol men, in particular, have always loved to paint, carve, cast, and wear. NOTE:PLEASE OBSERVE CAREFULLY THE PHOTOS! IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. Every potencial defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described. All the photos shoot by professional Nikon 105 Macro lens under 40x diopter magnification, so you can explore even the smallest detail like under microscope!
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The item "Victorian Memento Mori Skulls 14k gold&carved Carnelian stone intaglio seal ring" is in sale since Thursday, December 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.