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Ossuary Relic BAT SKULL Necklace Antique Art Nouveau Solid Sterling Pocket Watch Case Genuine OPALS and Labradorite Steampunk Skull Necklace

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Ossuary Relic Bat Skull Necklace with Antique Pocket Watch Case and Opals by Nouveau Motley
Shop Home Page; https://www.etsy.com/shop/NouveauMotley

This one of a kind curiosity cabinet inspired wonder was made using a tiny reclaimed antique lady's pocket case that measures a 1 1/8 inches in diameter. The case dated to circa 1910 and is made of ebonized solid sterling silver. It features an Art Nouveau design of Maple seeds on the reverse in silver. It has rose and yellow gold detailing on the bezel, crown, and bow. Within this case I mounted a minuscule skull of a bamboo bat that measures a wee half inch long. It is set atop a late 1800s silver toned pocket watch movement with gold colored gears and gold lettering. I added some genuine Labradorite and Ethiopian Opal cabochons further enhancing the lovely asymmetrical composition within. This combination illustrates the beauty of human invention as well as the splendors of Nature's own handiwork.

The case is suspended by two strands of "Crazy" chain and measures 16 inches long. The chain is made of a variety of metals and chain styles including antiqued gold plate, antiqued silver plate, bright gold plate, bright silver plate, and brass, to compliment the mixed metals of the pocket watch case itself. The mixing of metals also lends this necklace to match just about anything else in your jewelry box.

This necklace is *not* encased in resin. Air flows free under the glass and throughout the inside of the pocket watch case, the same as in shadow boxes.

GORGEOUS!!!

The creation of my Ossuary Relics was inspired by the Sedlec Ossuary, or Bone Church, outside of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. There is a long history of how this tiny little church was a favorite burial place of the Czech between 1200s and the 1700s. Countless remains were transported there during various plagues and wars and it began to get rather crowded. The most interesting part of the story happens in 1870 when the church employed a local woodcarver to sort through and organize the remains. This inspired gentleman, by the name of František Rint, not only did his job but decided to include the interior design of the church as part of his task. He created 4 enormous bell shaped mounds of bones in each corner of the church, each one with a massive crown hanging above signifying that all men are are considered equal at the gates of Heaven. He also crafted a massive chandelier in the center of the room that contains every bone in the human body, a Schwarzenberg coat of arms, garlands of skulls and crossbones that cover the ceiling and walls, a few obelisks, and even signed his work on the wall near the door in bones. His work is quite fantastic.



**All animal parts I use in my pieces are ethically collected in matters where they would otherwise go to waste**

©2004-2016 Nouveau Motley. Ossuary Relic. All rights reserved.
Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry.
Ossuary Relic Bat Skull Necklace with Antique Pocket Watch Case and Opals by Nouveau Motley
Shop Home Page; https://www.etsy.com/shop/NouveauMotley

This one of a kind curiosity cabinet inspired wonder was made using a tiny reclaimed antique lady's pocket case that measures a 1 1/8 inches in diameter. The case dated to circa 1910 and is made of ebonized solid sterling silver. It features an Art Nouveau design of Maple seeds on the reverse in silver. It has rose and yellow gold detailing on the bezel, crown, and bow. Within this case I mounted a minuscule skull of a bamboo bat that measures a wee half inch long. It is set atop a late 1800s silver toned pocket watch movement with gold colored gears and gold lettering. I added some genuine Labradorite and Ethiopian Opal cabochons further enhancing the lovely asymmetrical composition within. This combination illustrates the beauty of human invention as well as the splendors of Nature's own handiwork.

The case is suspended by two strands of "Crazy" chain and measures 16 inches long. The chain is made of a variety of metals and chain styles including antiqued gold plate, antiqued silver plate, bright gold plate, bright silver plate, and brass, to compliment the mixed metals of the pocket watch case itself. The mixing of metals also lends this necklace to match just about anything else in your jewelry box.

This necklace is *not* encased in resin. Air flows free under the glass and throughout the inside of the pocket watch case, the same as in shadow boxes.

GORGEOUS!!!

The creation of my Ossuary Relics was inspired by the Sedlec Ossuary, or Bone Church, outside of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. There is a long history of how this tiny little church was a favorite burial place of the Czech between 1200s and the 1700s. Countless remains were transported there during various plagues and wars and it began to get rather crowded. The most interesting part of the story happens in 1870 when the church employed a local woodcarver to sort through and organize the remains. This inspired gentleman, by the name of František Rint, not only did his job but decided to include the interior design of the church as part of his task. He created 4 enormous bell shaped mounds of bones in each corner of the church, each one with a massive crown hanging above signifying that all men are are considered equal at the gates of Heaven. He also crafted a massive chandelier in the center of the room that contains every bone in the human body, a Schwarzenberg coat of arms, garlands of skulls and crossbones that cover the ceiling and walls, a few obelisks, and even signed his work on the wall near the door in bones. His work is quite fantastic.



**All animal parts I use in my pieces are ethically collected in matters where they would otherwise go to waste**

©2004-2016 Nouveau Motley. Ossuary Relic. All rights reserved.
Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry.

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I am open to custom work. 50% of the total is due before I begin work and is non refundable. Please understand that custom work can take a while depending on complexity when you figure in all the time spent conversing in emails, obtaining components, emailing during the actual creation process, and making the piece. I do not accept custom 'Rush' orders.

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Ossuary Relic BAT SKULL Necklace Antique Art Nouveau Solid Sterling Pocket Watch Case Genuine OPALS and Labradorite Steampunk Skull Necklace

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique sterling silver pocket watch case, Ethiopian opals, labradorite, bat skull, gold, silver, brass, vintage watch movement
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