Antique Imperial Russian Pocket Watch Fob Gilt Silver Bear-Skull Carnelian Seal. Signed with the Imperial Russian 84 kokoshnik hallmark for silver.
Verg good condition for its age. 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. Provenance:This unique piece comes directly from the famous Skulls collection of Dr. Atanas Karamanov, who was the personal physician to King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.
Karamanov was also a member of. The first Bulgarian Regular Masonic Lodge named "Balkanska Zvezda" c1890's. His collection contain over 1200 skull watches, skull goblets, skull victorican jewelry etc..
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