Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction.
Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal.
Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November 2003.
Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016