ANTIQUE FRENCH VICTORIAN MOURNING HAIR ART FRAME RELIQUARY TOMB & BIRDS. 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 beautiful piece was created with brown hair.
It represents a tomb with initials under a leaning tree, a bird is posed on the grave, it is connected to the bird which flies by a crossed wire. On the back there is a handwritten text. Puissiez-vous, mon cher Lucien recevoir avec plaisir ce léger gage de mon amitié qu'il m'est si doux de vous offrir... May you, my dear Lucien, receive with pleasure this slight token of my friendship which it is so sweet for me to offer you.. 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. (14 cm) 5.51 height. (13.5 cm) 5.31 width.
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