Brooches 29.10.2014
Come Ye Blessed Mourning Ribbon Slide Stuart Crystal Skeleton Cherub

A Mourning Tour: ‘Come Ye Blessed’ – A Memento Mori Ribbon Slide and Memento Mori Evolution

Memento mori and its adaptation into jewellery and accessories is a unique look into how human behaviour and identity. Throughout…

Brooches 21.07.2014
Come Ye Blessed Mourning Ribbon Slide Stuart Crystal Skeleton Cherub

‘Come Ye Blessed’ – A Memento Mori Ribbon Slide and Memento Mori Evolution

Memento mori and its adaptation into jewellery and accessories is a unique look into how human behaviour and identity. Throughout…

Brooches 20.06.2012
Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

Adapting Style in the 18th Century / Stuart Crystal Brooch

Use of the monogram cipher is a very important to note when considering the social change and the purpose of…

Brooches 18.06.2012
Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

Angelic Skeletons in A Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

Extraordinary is the only way to consider the symbolism used in this piece. From a modern perspective, it may be…

Brooches 15.06.2012
Queen Mary II Ribbon Slide

Queen Mary II Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

The above example, courtesy of Barbara Robbins, is a superb example of a mourning slide for Queen Mary II. Further…

Brooches 13.06.2012
Stuart Crystal, Ribbon Slide, 17th Century, Hairwork, Gold Wire Cypher, Cipher, Memento Mori, Skeleton, Hourglass

Memento Mori in a Ribbon Slide, Scythe, Hourglass and Skeleton Within!

The late 1600s were not only the time of the English Restoration, but the establishment of many industries that still…

Brooches 11.06.2012
Stuart Crystal, Ribbon Slide, 17th Century, Hairwork, Gold Wire Cypher, Cipher, Heart, Hands

A Heart Shaped Ribbon Slide, 1687

Hairwork and how it was placed inside a ribbon slide is a very important factor in the reason for a…

Brooches 08.06.2012
Stuart Crystal, Ribbon Slide, 17th Century

Two Love Hearts, Hairwork in a Ribbon Slide

The ribbon slide is one of the most iconic pieces of jewellery fashion from the 17th century, it was a…

Brooches 06.06.2012
Stuart Crystal, Ribbon Slide, 17th Century

Ribbon Slides, The Beginning

Ribbon slides of this nature are early examples of the move towards wide-spread jewellery mementos during the post restoration period….

Accessories 30.09.2011

Spotlight On: Ribbon Slides

Ribbon slides of this nature are early examples of the move towards wide-spread jewellery mementos during the post restoration period….

Brooches 15.06.2011
1697 Ribbon Slide

Skull and Hairwork in a 1697 Stuart Crystal Ribbon Slide

Circular / oval styles became more common in slides during the late 17th Century and into the early 18th Century….