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antique memento mori, hair art antique memento mori

 Memento mori mourning frames with hair art

 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!

 

 
 

 

 

  French mourning frame with beautiful gimp hair work. The hair work is in good condition for its age!! Beautifully decorated frame: 30 cm x 27 cm  

 

  memento mori 135

  French mourning frame with beautiful hair work. The hair work is in good condition for its age!! 1 tiny half leaf half way up on the left side is missing. Initials: G A F A.  1886 ! frame: 13 cm x 15,5 cm  

 

   memento mori 131

  French mourning frame with beautiful big curl. The hair work is in very good condition! 24 x 28 cm high

 

  French mourning frame with palette hair work   memento mori 128

   French mourning frame with beautiful hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one under glass dome. Wooden oval frame with brass rim around the domed glass. The black lacquered wooden frame is in good condition! The hair work is in very good condition for its age! Initials: M S. frame: 13 cm x 15,5 cm .

 

 

  BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE    memento mori 126 

BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE !!
All the flowers are made in gimp work!! decorated with tiny glass beads.The last picture with a 'normal' sized memento mori, shows the size of this work!
Set in a big ornate wooden frame, in good condition! Some dust inside and the picture has come unglued. The hair art itself is in very good condition!
!! size : 60 x 50 cm; and ca. 2 inch / 5 cm deep !!
 

 

  BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE   memento mori 125

  HUGE MEMENTO MORI with  SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK !! MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE !!!
Superb quality hair art!! All the flowers are made in gimp work!!
All the flowers are made in gimp work!!The hair art is on a kind of moiré fabric background, set in a beautiful gilt wooden frame in great condition and the whole piece again in a black frame, 3,4 inch / 8,6 cm deep. The back is younger. A very small crack in the glass at the rim of the frame, nothing serious, but I want to mention it.  The last picture with a 'normal' sized memento mori, shows the incredible size of this work!!
The hair art itself is in very good condition for its age!!!
!! size : 76 x 71 cm; and  8,6 cm deep !!

 

 

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  French mourning frame with beautiful 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: Souvenir de famille. frame: 13 cm x 11,5 cm .

  BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE BIG MEMENTO MORI with !! SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK ! QUALITY PIECE memento mori 122

  HUGE MEMENTO MORI with  SUPERB GIMP HAIR WORK !! MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE !!!! UNIQUE !!!
Superb quality hair art!! All the flowers are made in gimp work!! decorated with tiny glass beads. They are about 1,8 inch / 4,5 cm in relief on a kind of moiré background!
The second picture with a 'normal' sized memento mori, shows the incredible size of this work!! The whole art work shows the museum quality of this piece!! It is really unique!!
Set in a deep wooden frame, in very good condition! Backed with wood. Some dust inside. The hair art itself is in superb condition!! 50 x 41 cm; 6 cm deep !!

 

  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.

 

 

 

  SOME OF MY SOLD BEAUTIES:

 

 French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work. Exquisite French mourning frame with beautiful palette hair work: a cross with wreath on a tomb, plants, flowers .... with a painted background. French mourning frame with gorgeous palette hair work: A cemetery with a cross on a tomb, plants, flowers and a willow, symbol of sorrow and grieve. The text: 'souvenir de ma mère; décédée le 12 october 1869 agée de 77 ans'. French mourning frame with lovely palette hair work. Hair from a deceased loved one memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with superb hairwork Stunning memento mori, mourning frame with real hair, 17 flowers and weeping willow all in hair!! Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork, 19th century Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork, 19th century memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork, 19th century Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hair work memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork human hair Mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with hairwork Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass memento mori, mourning frame with hairwork, 19th century memento mori, mourning miniature with hairwork, 19th century memento mori, mourning frame with palette hairwork from a deceased loved one. human hair memento mori, French mourning frame with palette hair work. Victorian memento mori, with hairwork from a deceased loved one under domed glass

  

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

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

 

 GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY   SOLD Click on the pictures! 

  GIANT MEMENTO MORI in hand sculpted Black Forest wooden frame! MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE ! UNIQUE PIECE !stunning quality hair art!
A cemetery with a grave monument behind a fence, under an extensive weeping willow. Flowers and small trees in the foreground. A dove in the air and a dove left on the ground.
In the tree, left and right, there are 2 brass rings looking like weddings rings. The whole scene surrounded by hair pieces. On the stone: 'Souvenir de famille' and initials underneath.
The last picture with a 'normal' sized memento mori, shows the incredible size of this work!! The whole art work shows the museum quality of this piece!! It really is unique!! 
Set in a Black Forest hand sculpted wooden frame, in perfect condition! In superb condition! frame: 80 x 53 cm. 23 cm thick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

references: gothic, goth, death, mausoleum, cemetary, graveyard.... mourning, palette hair work, gimp hair work, mourning frames, human hair, deceased loved ones, in memoriam, memento mori, mausoleum, death related.