Stuart crystal skull slide

Stuart crystal memento mori slide

A high carat gold Stuart crystal memento mori slide, circa 1680. The slide contains a compartment with a weave of hair surmounted by two cherubs holding aloft an enamel skull and crossbones device above the gold wirework initials JY. The compartment is covered with a faceted rock crystal and the gold slide has the saw-teeth edging typical of slides of this period. It measures 3/4 of an inch by 2/3 of an inch and is substantial, original and immaculate.