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Lot 88: FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.

Winter Gallery Auction

by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers

December 10, 2016

St. Louis, MO, USA

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  • FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
  • FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
  • FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
  • FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
  • FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
   
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Description: FINELY CARVED SHAKESPEARE MOMENTO MORI CHALICE.
Continental, late 18th to early 19th century, mulberry. Lidded chalice carved with bust of Shakespeare and bearing coat of arms flanked by archaic weapons and symbols of literature and music; silver mounts to mouth and footing. Inscribed MOMENTO MORI and Latin phrase translating to: "Once had beautiful green leaves, now youthful prime is lost in time. Death remembers the old-hold this cup soaring. While time permits I sit and drink." 6.75"h.

Condition Report: The piece is in good overall condition; no breaks, damage, or repairs. Slight discoloration to spots of finish and tarnish to silver mountings.



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