Reliquary with hair in a Napoleon III blackened frame - XIXth century - Mourning memory

Condition: Used

Reliquary with hair in a blackened frame Napoleon III

Entirely made with the hair of the deceased

Epitaph: Pious memory

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Louise Deleurme

December 1899

A more recent paper has been glued to the back of the frame with the same inscriptions

The old oval frame is in blackened wood and brass strapping, the glass is curved.

It was common in the 19th century to keep a lock of hair of the deceased as a souvenir. The uses of the time were to show the mourning contrary to today.

Dimensions: 16x13.5cm

105,00 €

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