Antique Fine Mourning

Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed


Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed
Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed
Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed
Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed
Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed

Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed   Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed
A large antique French Napoleon III era sentimental hair artwork mourning memento. Entirely crafted from hair as a lasting memento of a lost loved one. The superb artistry is evident in the careful placement of the formed and finely chopped hair in shades of brunette atop a glass panel. The motif is raised, giving a 3D effect, and stunning in its composition and craftsmanship. Crafted to resemble clusters of flowers, including pansies (symbolizing remembrance).

And dated December 2nd 1895. Set under a large 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 with a couple of old worm holes.

No damage to the large domed glass covering. To the reverse is an old paper backing and a brass loop ring for hanging display. A large piece, the oval frame measures 12" height x 10 1/8" width.

The tradition of keeping locks of a loved one's hair might seem a bit of a macabre curiosity, but this novelty was actually quite popular and precious at a time when photography was costly. Specialized shops devoted to this art medium throughout Europe, and France, grand fabriques d'ouvrages en cheveux where artistes-dessinateurs spent countless hours expertly working hair commissioned into flowers, curls, ribbons, as is the case here. Others showcase hair worked into sceneries to memorialize, or express devotion and love. Artists were also quite skilled in taking a lock of hair to be woven as jewelry adornments, perhaps the most popular form of Victorian mourning jewelry. Welcome to the Antique Boutique.

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Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Material: Glass
  2. Jewelry Department: Fine
  3. Brand: Antique
  4. Antique: Yes
  5. Theme: Art
  6. Type: Other

Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed   Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed