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Four Sixth-plate Ambrotype Portraits and Two Quarter-plate Union Cases

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
525
Sold for:
$215$175

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

Description:

Four Sixth-plate Ambrotype Portraits and Two Quarter-plate Union Cases, plates depicting a mother holding twin babies, a baby in a carriage possibly deceased or sleeping, a young bearded man, and a girl, mounted in "Scroll/Floral," combination "Angel with Flower Cornucopia" with an unlisted, "Bouquet of Flowers," and "Scroll/Geometric," (Krainik 344, 157 and unknown, 341, 351, respectively) Union cases; and a black "Scroll/Floral" and a brown "Flowers in Oval" (Krainik 73, 48) quarter-plate Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

Ambros of:
a mother holding twin babies- scattered debris under the glassscattered small dark spots to emulsion.
baby possibly deceased or sleeping- minor scattered spots to emulsion.
a young bearded man- emulsion discoloration.above left shoulder and next to head in background.
a girl- varnish irregularities.
quarter-plate black "Scroll/Floral" case- good.
brown "Flowers in Oval" case - one long edge missing, hinges a little loose.

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head, Ambrotype, Colloidal chemistry, Emulsion, Flower, Matter, Soft matter

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