ONE OF A KIND important Victorian poison Skull&Snakes hand carved Agate bottle. This unique bottle is hand carved from a solid monolite rock piece of genuine Agate precious stone decorated with silver skull and 2 snakes drinking from a goblet. The silver cap depicting a skull, decorated with genuine old rose cut Bohemian Garnets precious stones in the skull's eyes and around the cap. It comes with a luxury morocco leather presentation case.This bottle belonged to Dr. William Henry Broadbent-the personal physician to Queen Victoria.
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 Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.