Fabulous & rare antique French Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era mourning, mémento or remembrance hair art piece, a blonde curled lock with "1843-1921" inscription in heart shaped gilt bronze frame and in a unique black leather travel case or etui! Another of our Paris finds, this trip we really tried to find superb (but small :) treasures so they'd be easier to pack back home. This one a rare gem, as pristine as you can find them and, with the travel case, meant to be kept close at all times. The hair art remembrance mounted in a heart shaped gilded bronze frame, with original glass and, in turn, mounted to the inner blue velvet panel that folds flat so the case can close. The royal blue silk lid interior has a gold embossed label that reads "Jeaudonnenc, Paris, Passage du Havre 41". A fabulous piece, don't miss it.
Very good to excellent condition. No damage or flaws to note other than a slight scuff or two to the black leather exterior, even the clasp works fine. See pictures for all measurements.