Strand of Hair Reliquary
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.
This one of a kind piece is a great devotional item of more than 150 years old.
Please take a close look at the photos, they are an integral part of the description.
Good antique condition with some normal signs of ages.
Height: 4 3/8" (11cm)
Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)
A similar piece is available in my shop.
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