They are not long, the weeping and the laughter. Love and desire and hate. I think they have no portion in us after. We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream. Our path emerges for a while, then closes. Description: This is a gorgeous and rare, antique, Late Victorian, memorial plaque featuring a photo of a handsome fellow named Mr. The piece is made of hand-carved, jet coal and would have been on display at his wake or funeral. Its very heavy and solid. I shared photos of this piece with the curator of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum regarding this memorial piece. It came from an American estate, so I suspected this piece was carved from jet coal and American anthracite in particular. This has been confirmed and it may even be anthracite from the Pennsylvania coal region. I was also informed that this piece dates to c. There are few anthracite commemorative pieces of this nature from this period, so its an oldie and a rare, commemorative piece. It’s such a great piece that I didn’t want to part with Mr. Botts at first, but now it’s time him a new home. There is an additional piece that was used as a stand. Any boxes or props pictured are not included unless specified. Materials: Jet coal, paper photo. Measurements: Approximately 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall with a depth of 2 inches. Roughly 7.5-8 pounds including the stand. Date estimate: Late Victorian Era or Edwardian Era Please consider that unless a piece is hallmarked with the date, the date estimate is just that, an estimate. Condition: Good, antique condition with wear in keeping with age and use. Please use the photos as a guide as they form part of the description and the condition of a piece is subjective. Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. If you have not paid within this time frame an unpaid item case will be opened. However, Portals of Time Vintage guarantees what it sells. If there is a problem with your order, please contact the store upon receipt to arrange a return before opening a case. If you have cleaned or polished or modified an item in any way, it is not eligible for a return. These are the rules of the program and they can’t be circumvented. While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing. Instead, pricing is based on the style and rarity of the piece as an antique and prices are subject to change according to fluctuations in market value and availability or scarcity of a particular style or type of piece. The item “Antique Late Victorian Carved Jet Coal Memorial Plaque Mourning Wake Funeral” is in sale since Sunday, December 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Everything Else\Funeral & Cemetery\Casket Parts & Accessories”. The seller is “portalsoftimevintage” and is located in Santa Ana, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.