Tag Archives: Memento Mori

Early eighteenth century bone memento mori skull

I couldn’t resist this miniature skull (not to mention it was about £1000 cheaper than anything else on display) when I visited Olympia Antiques last weekend. Next was finding the right sized glass dome – one in photo is the smallest I could get – it’s from a manufacturer of dolls house furniture!

momento mori

momento mori

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Objects and Curiosities – D and L Company

Billing themselves as ‘Modern Alchemists and Purveyors of Curious Goods’ the D&L Company produces a range of inspired objects – from skulls in brass and silver – perfectly rendered in anatomical detail to Memento Mori and a ranges of scented candles in bejeweled boxes. These are seriously indulgent objects – expensive certainly but oozing with charm and sinister delight.

Here are my favourite pieces from their collections:

Rotten Luck Dice with Swarovski Crystals

Rotten Luck Dice with Swarovski Crystals

Large Brass Skull - Silver

Large Brass Skull - Silver