Set under a domed convex glass and housed within an ebonized wooden frame with brass surround. In overall good antique condition with some wear to the wooden frame.
This very beautiful piece was created with blonde hair, strands of hair rolled up to create the foliage with letters in the center MG. This has never been opened and still has its original label, with the name of the house that created it at the time " LETELLIER PERE ET FILS dessinateur en cheveux rue de l'arbre 13 MARSEILLE". "LETELLIER PERE ET FILS designer in hair rue de Arbre 13 MARSEILLE". 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 (16 cm) 6.3" height - (13.5 cm) 5.31" width. We are very pleased to help. Please check with your country?The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS FRAME RELIQUARY BLOND" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "denicheur51" and is located in Bassu. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.