Quite a dark object and we would'nt suggest it to all clients but we do like the occasional quirky piece.
Europe; Circa 16th-17th century
Utilized during the tumultuous post-Middle Age Europe, this oath skull was used in the legendary Vehmic courts of present-day Germany to "swear in" the accused who were brought before the court to answer for their crimes. The skull symbolized life and death and the accused were required to take a sacred oath of truth of their testimony with his or her hand placed atop the skull.
Voted ‘Best contemporary fish and chip shop’ Esquire
Kerbisher and Malt is a modern fish and ships shop, opening in the spring of 2011 on Shephards Bush Road, West London. Alexander Waterworth Interiors were approached to design and oversee all aspects of the interior and back of house areas. The design concept was a traditional fishmongers meets modern London, with old ‘subway’ tiles used on the walls, ship inspired light fittings mixed with bespoke timber tables and Tolix chairs.
The good news for the rest of London is that there are plans in place for future sites to open early 2012.
This is the sixth occasion Sotheby’s has teamed with Chatsworth to house their sale of modern/contemporary sculptures. The sculptures, from artists including Damien Hirst and Nadim Karam, are strategically placed around the magnificent gardens of Chatsworth, in the heart of the Peak District.