Sentimental Mourning Hair Art Memento Reliquary

Sentimental Mourning Hair Art Memento Reliquary

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This is a French Napoleon III era sentimental hair artwork mourning miniature memento. It is entirely crafted from hair as a lasting memento of a lost loved one. This mourning art memento features brown and blond strand of hair and a willow branch. The work of art is circled by a brass frame and protected by a convex glass. I guess that originally, there was a black wooden frame.
The backplate is made of milk white opaline glass. It is gorgeous when you look at it through the light.

Dimensions

W9.0 x H11.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

19th Century

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SKU

45666114
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