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 Memento mori mourning frames with hairwork

 All of these hand made mourning frames are Napoleon III or Victorian, made in the 19th century, with human hair, all in memory of deceased loved ones.

 All the white spots in the pictures are off course reflections of light on the glass!

 

    memento mori 107

  Exquisite French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a cross with wreath on a tomb, plants, flowers .... with a painted background. Drawn flowers and birds in the background. Text: ' Pierre Thieriet' Name of the maker on the label on the back; artiste de cheveux .... Madame Georgen Watrin in Nancy, France. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome.  The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition. The hair work is in very good condition for its age! frame: 23 cm x 19,5 cm .
 

 

  French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work    memento mori 106

  Exquisite French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a sight on a litlle town: houses and a church! Rare!! The frame is in good condition. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!
frame: 24 cm x 29 cm .

 

  Exquisite and BIG French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: Exquisite and BIG French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work:   memento mori 105

  Exquisite and BIG French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: Rare!! Incredible details!! - a rooster on the tower of the church! - 2 bees (left) and a bird (right) in the sky! - ducks or swans and a boat in the water! - a bird's nest in the tree with eggs! - a pond with a statue on a pedestal! (the statue is in paper) Everything is made of hair!!
Text: Ermitage, maybe a building or hotel in Pont sur Saône in France. It was made by Madame Olivet in Pont sur Saône in 1869 (see back) The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!  BIG frame:  37 cm x 29 cm .

 

  mourning frame with 3 dimensional gimp hair work mourning frame with 3 dimensional gimp hair work memento mori 104

  Antique mourning frame with 3 dimensional gimp hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!! The hair work is in very good condition!!  Gimp hair work in 3 D.  frame: 6,9 inch x 5,9 inch / 17,5 cm x 15 cm .

 

    memento mori 103

  Rare and extremely detailed French miniature, mourning frame with hair work. The scene is a grave monument in a cemetery. It shows a mausoleum and behind, a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grieve. Wooden frame in good condition with brass rim around the domed glass. Rare memento mori !!! The tombs, the ground, the weeping willow are all made with the hair of a loved one. The shrubs and flower in the foreground are also made of human hair. Perfect condition!!! Text: 'Emile Mollard né le 5 mai 1833, décédé le 23 Aout 1866. Souvenir d'un ami ' (friend).' On the left: 'A ma mère'.
Fabulous memento mori in absolutely great condition!! frame: 23  x 19 cm .

 

 

  memento mori 102 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. Blond curl, tied together with a hair ribbon. Initials AM. Some slight irregularities in the background. The hair work is in very good condition for its age! 14 cm x 12,5 cm   Crack in the glass!!!!

 

 

    memento mori 101

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition! The hair work is in very good condition for its age! 14 cm x 12,5 cm

 

 

    memento mori 100

  Rare Dutch mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Very beatiful hair work. The frame is in good condition!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 1 small leave, loose at the bottom. Text: "Gedachtenis van Maria Der Auwe" = memory of .... 25  cm x 21 cm

 

  memento mori 99

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work and picture of the deceased. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in good condition!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 23  cm x 29 cm

 

    memento mori 96

  Rare and extremely detailed fine French miniature, mourning frame with hair work. The scene is a grave monument in a cemetery. It shows a kind of mausoleum and behind, a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grieve. Wooden frame in good condition with brass rim around the slightly domed glass. Hand painted background; rare memento mori !!! The small tomb, the ground, the weeping willow are all made with the hair of a loved one. The shrubs in the foreground are also made of human hair.
Perfect condition!!! Fabulous memento mori in absolutely great condition!! frame: 12,5 x 12,5 cm .

 

    Memento mori 95

  Antique mourning frame with 3 dimensional gimp hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The hair work is in very good condition!! The frame is in good condition!! One slight damage on top! (see picture) . Gimp work, hair work in 3 D. Fabulous hair work!! Very fine and delicate!!  frame: 29 cm x 21 cm .

 

    memento mori 91

  French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome: hair worked into a very fine bouquet. The black lacquered wooden frame is in very good condition!! The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! Initials: A.E. frame: 14,5 x 13 cm .  19 th century.
 

     memento mori 90

  French mourning frame with palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome: hair worked into a very fine curl. The black wooden frame is in good condition!! The frame can stand on its own. The hair work is in good condition for its age!! frame: 10,5 cm high and 9 cm wide.  The original label on the back says: Médaille d'honeur. Charleux, fournisseur de la reine Christine d'Espagne. bijoutier et dessinateur en cheveux.... Paris, Quartier Opera. Dated 3 october 1882
 

    memento mori 89

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 1 loose piece. 17 cm x 15 cm

 

    memento mori 88

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 10,5 cm x 12 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 87

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 1 loose piece. 14 cm x 12 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 83

  Exquisite French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a cross, flowers and sprays of leaves. Text: ' S. B. 9 janvier 1890'. + the signature of the maker. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in great condition. The hair work is in good condition for its age!! 2 small loose pieces. 23 cm x 19,5 cm . 
Made by Maison Duponchelle in Lille, France

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one  memento mori 80

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass, in a beautiful bronze frame. The frame can stand on its own or hang on the wall.
Text: 'Souvenir de ma soeur Satherine, de son fils Henry et de ma niece Jeanne Dujardin.'. The frame is in perfect condition!! The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 2 small pieces are loose in the frame. 10,5 cm x 13,5 cm
 

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one    memento mori 79

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 14 cm x 12,5cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one memento mori 78

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass: a cross in a cemetery with other crosses and a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow.
The shrubbery in the foreground is also made of hair. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass. Text: ' Joseph Indrickx decedé 1883 à l'age de 30 ans; Regrets ' . The  whole scene is a bit dark!! Still a very collectible memento mori! Some superficial scratches on the glass. 17,5 cm x 14 cm .

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one memento mori 77

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. 1887. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 12,5 cm x 11 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 74

  Rare French mourning frame with gorgeous gimp hair work, 3 dimensional hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The hair work is in perfect condition!! Flowers made from hair surrounded by very fine metalwork!! The frame is in very good condition!!  Text: "Cheveux de notre ...... Hippolite"  frame: 21 cm x 18 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 73

  French mourning frame with lovely gimp hair work, 3 dimensional hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. Fabulous hair work!! Very fine and delicate!! Some woven hair!! The hair work is in very good condition!!  The frame which has been deepened by a kind of box behind, is in good condition!!   14,5 cm x 13 cm

 


  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 71

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! Some dust inside. frame: 10,5 cm x 9,5 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one   memento mori 70

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work: initials L C. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The gutta percha frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!  14 cm x 12,5 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one memento mori 69

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The frame is in very good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!  10,5 cm x 9,5 cm

 

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one memento mori 67

  French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!   frame: 13 cm x 15 cm

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori 65

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!! (no hook to the back). The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  Text: 'A ma fille'. frame: 18 cm x 15 cm .  

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work.   memento mori 64

 French mourning frame with palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is split on top!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  frame: 13 cm x 15 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work.   memento mori 57

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. 3 initials surrounded by garlands. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  the glass behind the hair has a crack!! frame: 17 cm x 15 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work.  memento mori 55

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  frame: 10 cm x 12 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work.   memento mori 53

  French mourning frame with hair work. Frame full of blond curls with a ribbon. Hair from a deceased loved one under domed glass. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  frame: 15,5 cm x 14 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori 52

  French mourning frame with hair work. Hair worked into braids. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass (flatt). The black lacquered wooden frame has a crack!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! frame: 17 cm x 14 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori 51

  French mourning frame with hair work. Hair worked into a curl. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. Died on may 1883. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! frame: 11,5 cm x 13 cm . 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori42

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  frame: 14 cm high and 12 cm wide. 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori41

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition!!  The hair work is in good condition for its age!! !!  frame: 14 cm high and 12 cm wide. 

 

  memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work.   memento mori 33

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Hair work in good condition. Left side misses some 'leaves'. Frame: 16 cm high and 14,5 cm wide.

 

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work   memento mori 24

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Blond hair curl. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 14 cm high and 12 cm wide.

 

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work   memento mori 22

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with palette hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Hair worked into a very fine bouquet of flowers, surrounded by a hair ribbon. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 13 cm high and 11,5 cm wide.

 

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work memento mori 19

 Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with palette hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Hair worked into a bouquet of flowers, Initials: L H. The flowers move a little in the frame, but I did not want to open it, not to distroy the text on the back. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 14,5 cm high and 12,5 cm wide.

 

  memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork, 19th century memento mori 10

  Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with palette hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Hair worked into a very fine bouquet of flowers, surrounded by a hair ribbon. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 13,5 cm high and 11,5 cm wide.

 

 

 

 

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A real gem, also sold is this EXQUISITE MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE !! WITH 11 MINIATURE MEMENTO MORI'S!!  INCREDIBLY DETAILED !!

 EXQUISITE PIECE WITH 11 SMALL PC OF MEMENTO MORI'S!! MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE !! INCREDIBLY DETAILED MINIATURE PIECES !!!    Click on the pictures! 


11 pc of unbelievable quality miniature hair work!! One with a cornucopia, the middle one with a cross and wreath, one with 2 hearts, 2 with flower baskets full of flowers .. Also the baskets are made of hair!! Some flowers used in these little miracles: sun flower, cornflower, violets, roses, daisies.... 11 exquisite French mourning frames with beautiful minuscule palette hair work. Dated '4/5/1902'. The biggest ones: 5,5 x 4 cm and the smallest ones:  2,5 x 2 cm .

 

 

 

 

 

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