ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS FRAME RELIQUARY. 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 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 braided hair and flowers made with hair. This one has a peculiarity.
We find on the back of the frame the death notice of the person for whom the frame was made, with their contact details. Died January 8, 1890 at 3 in the afternoon at the age of 66... It is written by the assembly at the convent of the little sisters of the suburb in the city of Valenciennes in the North of France. 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 - (14 cm) 5.51" width. We are very pleased to help. Please check with your country?
The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS FRAME RELIQUARY" 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. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.