For sale here is a poignant and beautiful, French, Victorian, mourning miniature made with chopped and pulverized human hair. It depicts a tombstone for "MARIE" along with an urn and weeping willow. The hairwork is backed on a very light blue background.There is a small bale on the back that has a piece of string which appears to have been used as a hanger. It's up to you if you want to hang it as it or swap out the hanger. It's a small measuring 4.25 x 4.75 inches including the frame.
Materials: Wood or composite frame, paint, porcelain or other backing, human hair, glass, paper, string. Second half of the 19th century. Please consider that unless a piece is hallmarked with the date, the date estimate is just that, an estimate. Condition: Good, antique condition with wear in keeping with age and use. There may be some loose hair here and there and some pieces sticking to the inside of the glass.
The frame has some areas where there are specs, holes, or paint loss. I have not cleaned it or tried to remove them. Age wear to the paper on back as shown.Please use the photos as a guide as they form part of the description and the condition of a piece is subjective. Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. If you have not paid within this time frame an unpaid item case will be opened. However, Portals of Time Vintage guarantees what it sells. If there is a problem with your order, please contact the store upon receipt to arrange a return. If you have cleaned or polished or modified an item in any way, it is not eligible for a return. These are the rules of the program and they can't be circumvented.
While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing. Instead, pricing is based on the style and rarity of the piece as an antique and prices are subject to change according to fluctuations in market value and availability or scarcity of a particular style or type of piece. If you Google "Portals of Time Vintage" the results will come up with the store name, feedback, and reviews since it opened online in 2017.You can also find Portals of Time Vintage on Instagram under the username: portalsoftimevintage for more insight. At Portals of Time Vintage, we believe there is something special about wearing or holding a piece that is vintage, antique, or antiquarian. It creates a connection that can take you back in time. As a historian and store owner, I think of these pieces as artifacts that speak to us about the past. Be sure to check the other listings and stay tuned as more wonderful treasures are listed for sale.
The item "Antique Victorian French Hair Work Mourning Miniature Urn Tombstone Willow" is in sale since Friday, October 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Victorian". The seller is "portalsoftimevintage" and is located in Santa Ana, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.