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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, most 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 85

  Exquisite French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a cross, flowers and a weeping willow. Text: ' Souvenir de Sophie Savelon, décédée le 16 janvier 1901 à l'age de 41 ans'. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 2 small loose pieces. 23 cm x 27 cm. 1901

 

 

  memento mori 84

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

11 pc of unbelievable quality miniature hair works!! There is 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!! They must have been made under a magnifying glass! so small and detailed!!! Some flowers used in these little miracles: sun flower, cornflower, violets, roses, daisies.... 11 exquisite French mourning frames with beautiful minuscule palette hair work. 
Text: '4/5/1902'.
Small oval brass frames. The big background in velvet is off course newer!
All the hair work is in superb condition!!
The ovals are : the biggest one: 5,5 x 4 cm and the smallest ones:  2,5 x 2 cm . Dated 1902

 

    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.

 

    memento mori 82

  Exquisite big French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a flower, curls and sprays of leaves. Text: 'E.S. dcd (mort) le 1er aout 1894. Agée de 33 ans et 5 mois'.
Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. The black lacquered wooden frame is in great condition. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!!  26 cm x 21 cm .

 

     memento mori 81

  French mourning frame from a 26 month old baby, with beautiful palette hair work: a flower surrounded by garlands. 1894. Text: 'Souvenir de notre fille Jeanne Marie VACHER, décédée le 18 septembre 1894, agée de 26 mois.'. Hair from a deceased baby under glass. The black lacquered wooden frame has some small damage. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! 18 cm x 15 cm 

 

   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
 

 

     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

 

  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 .

 

  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

  memento mori 76

  Lovely French mourning frame with beautiful hair work. Hair worked into a fine spray of flowers. The wooden frame is in very good condition!! The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! Made by Weynand, hairdresser in Ensival.  frame: 21 cm x 17,5 cm .

 

    memento mori 74

  Rare French mourning frame with gorgeous palette 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

 

    memento mori 73

  French mourning frame with lovely palette 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

 


    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

 

    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

 

  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

 

  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 66

 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 very good condition for its age!! !!  Text: 'Aimée'. frame: 10,5 cm x 9 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 60

 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 very good condition for its age!! !!  frame: 18 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 mori37

 French mourning frame with exquisite palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome.. The black lacquered wooden frame has some slight signs of age!!  The hair work is in very 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.

  

  Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass memento mori 29

  HUGE mourning frame, extremely big & very rare Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Very fine flower wreath. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 50 cm high and 40 cm wide.

 

  Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass memento mori 28

  Mourning frame, big Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass. Very fine flower wreath. Hair work in very good condition. Frame: 35 cm high and 29 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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