Early 17th Century Memento Mori Ring


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Memento mori ring-Exceptional antique gold ring with a kitten in the shape of a skull, enamelled in white. The eyes are set with small rose cut diamonds. The shoulders of the ring are formed by bones. The body of the ring is enamelled in white and the heart set with a small diamond, probably a symbol of resurrection. The condition is excellent, despite the slight lack of enamel, consecutive to the 400 years of existence of this ancient jewel. The work probably originated in the Netherlands and dates from the first half of the 17th century.

Size : 6 3/4

Weight: 2,4gr.