Tag Archives: skull

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

Skull TelePhone!!

Skull Telephone!!

Skull Telephone!!

As seen in a shop window on Berwick Street, Soho.

Skull and snake ring

Skull and snake ring - theo fennell

“The Snake is the symbol of Rebirth and Life coiling out from the oldest symbol of Death” so reads the blurb on this rather charming ring from Theo Fennell. Rebirth and death it may symbolise but at £13k you may be still paying it off in the afterlife.

Soho skull lights

Came across these at SKK….very tempting:

skull light

Phrenological skull

Phrenological skull, European, 19th century

Phrenological skull, European, 19th century

Inca elongated skull

Skull of a young man peruvian wrapped skull elongated

Peruvian elongated skull