ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS FRAME 19th. An antique French Napoleon III era sentimental hair artwork mourning memento.It is unusual and crafted from hair as a lasting memento of a lost loved one. Set under a domed convex glass and the frame is very interesting and unusual, it is a gutta percha or ebonite frame, which was used a lot during the Napoleon III period. In overall good antique condition. The background is hand painted glass, a house surrounded by trees is represented, with a small river. Two trees made of hair surround the whole. This has never been opened and still has its original label, with the name of the house that created it at the time " TERRIER 48 RUE DES GRANGES A BESANCON".
This item was have been a keepsake intended to exist throughout a lifetime, much the same as a photograph today would be. So popular, specialty shops devoted to this art medium were once throughout Europe, and France, the great factories of works in hair where the artists-designers have spent countless hours working hair skillfully entrusted to flowers, curls and braids, and / or rarely landscapes to commemorate.
Dimensions (13.5 cm) 5.31" height - (12 cm) 4.72" width. We are very pleased to help. Please check with your country? The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS FRAME" is in sale since Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Victorian". The seller is "denicheur51" and is located in Bassu.
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