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Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Four Sisters

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
522
Sold for:
$108$90

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Four Sisters, the subjects identified on a note inscribed "The Norwood sisters. Original daguerreotype taken about 1856...," with gilt highlights, in a brown combination "The Memorial" and "The Lord's Prayer" (Krainik 44 and 41) Union case, (edges tarnished, minor spiders, tarnish spots, and dust).
Estimate $200-250


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Daguerreotype, Tarnish

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