Lot 16. A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century; 4.4cm., 1 3/4 in. high. Estimate: 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