Doctor Dee's Scrying Mirror Necklace.
is on back order
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.