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A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century

A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

Lot sold:

3,528

GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century


in the form of a skeleton wearing a large hat and mid-17th century boots, carrying a mandolin around his shoulder, supported on a slightly-waisted stepped lapis lazuli base

4.4cm., 1 3/4 in. high

It has previously also been suggested that the present lot might be of earlier origin. Some minor losses to enamel, the strap of the mandoline bent and detached, a few minute chips to lapis on the corners of the base, the gold base on the plinth slightly crooked


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