Doctor Dee's Scrying Mirror Necklace.


£35.00 GBP



This Victorian Gothic necklace was inspired by Dr. Dee's Scrying Mirror. A disc of black agate hints of the hidden depths of Dr. De's Magic Mirror. It is crowned with a jet Swarovski crystal and hangs from a Victorian filigree connector flanked by hand wrapped chains of pressed Czech glass. The necklace measures 18" long and closes with a hand forged shepherd's crook clasp.

Whenever I visit the British Museum I'm drawn to the Magical Speculum of Doctor Dee, Queen Elizabeth's court magician. The obsidian disc is inclosed in a wooden case, labeled with the handwriting of Horace Walpole: "The Black Stone into which Dr Dee used to call his Spirits/ his bookThis Stone was mentioned in the Catalogue of the Collection of the Earls of Peterborough from whom it came to Lady Elizabeth Germaine. H.W."

A Samuel Butler poem is inscribed in a different hand, mentioning Kelly, Dee's associate:

"Kelly did all his feats upon
The Devil's Looking Glass, a stone;
Where playing with him at Bo-peep, He solv'd all problems ne'er so deep."

The last photo shows this necklace along side my matching Scrying Mirror earrings available here.

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