Antique French Hair Art Mourning Memento, Figural Sentimental Miniature Portrait

A fine antique French Napoleon III era sentimental hair art mourning memento portrait. Entirely crafted from hair, the superb artistry is evident in the careful placement of the finely chopped and formed hair. Depicting a tomb topped by a bow and quiver of arrows, residing under a cypress, grass and flowers on the ground beneath, with a water fountain to the right. Housed under glass and encased in a Napoleon III era ebonized wooden frame, the front having a unique texturized finish, with a brass trim framing the portrait. In overall good antique condition having general wear to the wooden frame. Frame measuring 4 1/2" square, hair art measuring 2 3/8" diameter.

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Item ID: HA-1037

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