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Lot 16. A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century; 4.4cm., 1 3/4 in. highEstimate: 600 - 800 GBP. Lot sold: 3,528 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

in the form of a skeleton wearing a large hat and mid-17th century boots, carrying a mandolin around his shoulder, supported on a slightly-waisted stepped lapis lazuli base.

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton.

Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021