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 purple velvet cover wooden frame with brass surround. In overall good antique condition with some wear to the wooden frame. This beautiful piece was created with brown hair, strands of hair rolled up, forming initiales MB. This one is different from the usual ones, the wood of the frame is covered with purple velvet. It can be placed on a piece of furniture thanks to a small leg at the back which can be folded up.
Lemonnier - Jewelry and Hair Designs, 9 rue du coq St-Honoré. 10 boulevard des Italiens Paris. 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. (15 cm) 5.91 height.
(12.5 cm) 4.92 width. We are very pleased to help. Please check with your country? The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART CONVEX GLASS RELIQUARY PURPLE VELVET" is in sale since Thursday, November 25, 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.