A Russian silver and enamel cigarette case, Klebnikov, Moscow, 1875, rounded rectangular form, the cover champlevé enameled with a spray of lilies of the valley, the base engraved with contemporary interlace cypher below a plumed helmet.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Online: Mourning ring circa 1780. Made of gold and enamel. "Inscription: On obverse, reserved in gold on black enamel: IL VIVRA DANS MON COEUR [He will live in my heart]; on reverse in same manner: GEORG AUGUST VON WANGENHEIM; on outside of hoop in same manner: 9 NOV 1706.25 AUG=24 SEP=5 OCT=1780
Sewing bird, 1850-1875. Before sewing machines were invented, seams were sewn by hand. A third hand helped maintain tension on long seams and freed up one hand for stitching.
Memento mori stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early 19th century
Sold out!!--Genuine Victorian memento mori skull skeleton shell cameo navette ring
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Ring Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: 1792 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gold and enamel Credit Line: Given by Dame Joan Evans Museum number: M.162-1962
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780. "Capt James Cook O.B. 14 Feb. 1779. AET: 50 [in his 50th year]" -- cameo inscription around ring edge "Captain Cook's memorial ring, the design made from his hair. Worn by his widow" -- inscription on accompanying envelope. Despite historical references to the ring being made of Cook's hair, close examination does not indicate hair is the material used. | State Library NSW