A fine antique French Napoleon III era sentimental hair art mourning memento.. Entirely crafted from pale hair, expertly worked into a flower surrounded by leaves and foliate. Bearing the initials of the loved one(s), A.B. and J.B. Housed under a highly convex or bombe glass and encased in a classic Napoleon III era ebonized wooden frame, with brass edging. In overall good antique condition having general wear to the wooden frame, convex or bubbled glass is in good condition as is the hair artwork, having some dust particles beneath the glass as is typical from a piece of this age and type. A large size, the frame measuring 8 1/4" x 5 3/8", the hair art measuring approx. 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
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