Memento Mori Playing Cards deck in a Bottle Magic Collectors Gift
The glass bottle includes a Genuine Deck with all cards magically sealed inside by an Australian Master Craftsman, in pristine condition, perfect for anyone's collection.
"It's a full deck of cards, containing all original cards in their original order, placed inside a bottle with a neck too small to fit the deck. The bottle has not been altered in any way, or made around the bottle. The deck is not coming out, without breaking the bottle. Truly it is impossible!"
Our stock has been specially made and is extremely limited, this could be our last one!
Memento Mori - "Remember your mortality" Translated from Latin simply as "Remember Death"
Stemming from the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality. From the philosophical to the artistic, the fascination, fear and appreciation of death has consistently captivated and cultivated our imagination. Many practitioners of this theory kept with them, artifacts or keepsakes which served as a reminder that the only thing certain in life, was death. Many of these items were often objects (watches, necklaces) in the shape of skulls.
The low-poly design represents a simplistic one. The bare "bones" of graphic art, the first steps of animation can be interpreted as the beginning of 'virtual' life.
Many historians believe that playing cards represented a deeper, esoteric meaning, that each suit was one of the four seasons. Each card within a suit was one of the thirteen phases of the moon. The fifty-two cards in a deck would represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and together, this would represent just one year of your life.
A constant reminder of our fleeting time on earth. "This deck is my Memento Mori."
- Chris Ramsay
|Manufacturer||United States Playing Card Company, USA|
|Card Material||Premium Paper Stock|
|Card Size||Standard, Poker Size|
|Product Status||In-Stock (Australia)|
Impossible Bottle, magically secured 'real' deck inside a glass bottle