Antique French Pocket Watch Skull Ouroboros Snake Gilt Silver Case c1850′s
Antique French Pocket Watch Skull Ouroboros Snake Gilt Silver Case c1850′s. The watch has a fancy gilt solid silver case depicting a skull head in the middle of the Ouroboros serpent. Amazing fire gilt cylinder escapement key winded movement. (do not expect quartz accuracy from 170 years old watch). All parts original-nothing has been ever changed or replaced in this watch! A matching key included. Fine enamel dial with original hands. The watch comes with CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. 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! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With.