Antique French mourning hair artwork in memory of a child. Sentimental miniatures, like sentimental jewelry, reached a height of popularity in the late Georgian era / Napoleonic era. Entirely crafted from hair as a lasting memento, this piece features an arrangement of pansy flowers, symbolizing thoughtfulness and remembrance. The scene is dimensional, the petals of the flowers raised to give the illusion of depth. Below is a monogram of initials R. Along with a date of February 16th 1903 – December 10th 1905, in remembrance of a child of 2 years of age. Set under domed convex glass and housed within an ebonized wood frame with brass surround. In overall very good antique condition. Measures 6 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ oval. This item would have been a keepsake intended to exist throughout a lifetime, much the same as a photograph today would be. So popular, specialty shops devoted to this art medium were once throughout Europe, and France, grand fabriques douvrages en cheveux where artistes-dessinateurs spent countless hours expertly working hair commissioned into flowers, curls and braids, and/or rarely sceneries to memorialize or express devotion. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item “Antique French Hair Art of a Child Victorian Mourning Memento Framed Bombe Glass” is in sale since Sunday, May 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “micflsun” and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.