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 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!

 

 

  memento mori 172

 Gorgeous memento mori in gimp hair work!All the flowers are made of hair, decorated with many tiny coloured beads. Set in a wooden shadow box frame in very good condition. Domed glass.
The hair art is in very good condition! size :. 22 x 18 cm

 

 

  memento mori 168

  French mourning frame with palette hair work: a beautiful blonde bouquet of flowers in perfect condition! Initials: E. R. in very good condition! frame: 8 cm x 15 cm . Hair artist: Catherine et Fils, Orleans, France


 

  memento mori 167

  Beautiful mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with palette hair work. Hair worked into a flower, surrounded by a wreath. Text: 'Léonie Maury' (Very similar to number 166).
Hair work in very good condition. Frame:14 cm x 16,5 cm .

 

  memento mori 166

  Beautiful mourning frame, Victorian memento mori, with palette hair work. Hair worked into a flower, surrounded by a wreath. Text: 'Léonie Maury' (Very similar to number 167).
Hair work in very good condition. Frame:14 cm x 16,5 cm .

 

  memento mori 165

  BIG MEMENTO MORI with great gimp hair work! A flower pot with flowers!Superb quality hair art!! All the flowers are made in gimp work!! decorated with tiny glass beads. Set in a big wooden shadow box frame, in good condition! The hair art is in good condition!! size : 47,5 x 43 cm; and ca. 6 cm deep !!
 

 

    memento mori 164

  Lovely miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work.  flat glass! A grave monument, under a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grief. The tomb, the ground, the trees, the flowers are all made with human hair. Text: "FP, 6 janv 1884". Some old worm holes, already dead but treated for safety! Lovely memento mori in fair condition! frame: 13 x 16 cm .

 

    memento mori 159

  Nice miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work. A grave monument, under a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grief. Beautifully hand painted background. The tomb, the ground, the trees are all made with human hair. The memento mori is slightly smaller than the frame, but put on a light background, so it does not disturb at all. The palette hair work is in perfect condition!
frame: 11,5 x 11,5 cm .

 

   under 2 weeping willows, symbol of sorrow and grief.  detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work. Great mourning frame! A grave monument, under 2 weeping willows, symbol of sorrow and grief.   memento mori 155

  Lovely and detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work. Great mourning frame! A grave monument, under 2 weeping willows, symbol of sorrow and grief. The tomb, the ground, the trees, the flowers are all made with the hair of the children. Text: "P.F. le 4 aout 1868"and "A.F. le 19 Aout 1880" " A mes enfants" (to my children). Fabulous memento mori in absolutely great condition! Exquisite hair art!! frame: 15 x 17,5 cm .

 

  miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work. miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work.   memento mori 154

   Nice miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work. A grave monument, under a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grief. The tomb, the ground, the trees, the church in the background are all made with human hair. Left : a tiny sliver of the background missing and right: a little crack in the background too. Please see picture.Some very old worm holes in the frame but nothing to worry about! frame: 11,5 x 11,5 cm . On the back of the frame : '1843'!

 

  extremely detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work, full of symbolism extremely detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work, full of symbolism extremely detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work, full of symbolism   memento mori 153

  Rare and extremely detailed miniature, mourning frame with palette hair work.  Hair from a deceased loved mother and sister under domed glass! Fabulous mourning frame full of symbols!!

- A grave monument, under a weeping willow, symbol of sorrow and grief.
- The river: symbol of the course of life
- The bridge: symbol of the transcendence of life to death
- The column: death, with the cross on top, symbol of resurrection
- The little dog!!! symbol of faithfulness
- The mountain: symbol of eternity

One of the most symbolic ones I ever had!!
The tomb, the ground, the trees are all made with human hair. Text: "Ma bonne mère Marie Parisse, morte le 22 mars 1840 à l'age de 48 ans; petite soeur Joséphine le 19 avril 1844 à l'age de 10 ans".  Fabulous and rare memento mori in absolutely great condition! Exquisite hair art!! frame: 20 x 20 cm . The miniature: diametre 12 cm   

 

  memento mori 151

  French mourning frame with palette hair work. Text: 'souvenir de famille' 1882. The beautiful hair work is in very good condition ! frame: 14 cm x 16 cm . Hair artist: Louis Huguet, at Lyon, Rhone, France

 

  memento mori 150

  French mourning frame with palette hair work. initials: F M. The wooden frame is in very good condition! The hair work is in very good condition too! frame: 14,5 cm x 12,5 cm . Hair artist: Louis Huguet, at Lyon, Rhone, France

 

  memento mori 148

 French mourning frame with palette hair work. text: 'precieux souvenir de notre fille, Leonie Bourgois, décédée le 12 mars 1872 à l'age de 21 and et 9 mois' (precious souvenir of our daughter, Leonie Bourgois, who died the 12th of March 1872 at the age of 21 years and 9 months). The wooden frame is in good condition!  The hair work is in very good condition too! frame: 19 cm x 16,5 cm .
 

  ine French mourning frame with beautiful palet hair work ine French mourning frame with beautiful palet hair work memento mori 146

  Very fine French mourning frame with beautiful palet hair work. The hair work is in very good condition for its age!! The hair work lies deeper than the passe partout of the frame.
frame: 16,5 cm x 12,5 cm .

 

  memento mori 145
 

  French mourning frame with beautiful hair work. The hair work is in good condition for its age! frame: 22 cm x 28 cm .

 

 

    memento mori 143'

  French mourning frame with beautiful gimp hair work. The hair work is in good condition for its age!! Size: 29 cm x 23 cm  

 

  memento mori 140

  French mourning frame with palette hair work. initials: L D and the year 1884. frame: 19 cm x 16,5 cm high.

 

  memento mori 138

  Small but very fine French mourning frame with beautiful hair work. The hair work is in very good condition for its age! Very fine gimp hair work! frame: 11 cm x 12,5 cm .

 

    memento mori 136  ON HOLD

  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 !!

 

    memento mori 123

  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 .

 

  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.

 

 

 

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EXQUISITE MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE !! WITH 11 MINIATURE MEMENTO MORI'S!!  BRILLIANTLY  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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