Memento mori..... a skull and crossbones armorial wax seal necklace pendant.
- description -
The skull and crossbones sit within a circle on an armorial shield below an armorial helmet flanked by a set of wings and the letters HVG, monogrammed with the initials for whom it was first intended.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull and crossed bones symbolizes mortality and the set of wings, or vol, represent swiftness and protection.
The skull is often called the Latin MEMENTO MORI roughly translated “remember that you must die” and sends the message that life is short so live it well!
Hand cast from a wonderful Georgian desk wax seal (dating between 1714 - 1830), shown in the photos.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 1" (19mm x 25mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!