Réf : 64210
Memento mori or vanitas in gilt bronze, Southern Netherlands 17th C
"memento mori" or "vanitas" in the form of a human skull, cast in bronze by the use of the lost-wax technique, retaining its original fire or mercury gilding. The sutures of the skull are engraved by hand.
Southern Netherlands. 1st half of the 17th century.
Dimensions: length 4,5cm ; width 3,5cm ; height 3,5cm
Note : this is without doubt one of the most beautiful examples of this type that we have seen on the art market