You are looking at an antique French Victorian Mourning Hair Art memento mori piece in an oval frame with bubble glass protecting the hair, photo and earrings. Yes, there are earrings in this piece, towards the bottom of the hair (beautiful pair of antique earrings, I assume the 5 year old girl wore these earrings, or maybe her mother did and because the little girl adored her mom and these earrings, mom placed them into the memorial). There are many hair flowers created throughout this piece, framing a lovely photo of the 5 year old girl. All the hair is glued onto a piece of glass and a piece of bubble glass covers the hair. The wood oval frame has black painted gesso over the wood (that looks to be in good condition, still with some usual wear).
There is an oval metal frame inserted on the inside of the frame to give it some contrast color (looks nice as well, usual wear). The back side has been re-papered to hold the pieces of glass into place. The frame is about 9.25" x 7.5" x. A super piece for the collector of Victorian Mourning Hair Art.
The item "Antique Victorian Mourning Hair Art in Frame 5 Year Old French Girl Memento Mori" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Victorian". The seller is "buyitnow1975" and is located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.