The watch has an amazing solid silver hand chased fancy case depicting a Grim Reaper Skeleton. The rear case depicting a skeleton leans on a clock. There is a snake shaped loop on the top and a matching silver&niello long chain fob.
High grade fire gild full plate verge fusee movement with hand engraved and pierced balance cock and silver regulator. Original enamel dial and original hands. It comes with a matching key.
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. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Memento Mori verge fusee watch. Grim Reaper Skeleton Skull silver case" is in sale since Saturday, February 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.