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Four Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Three Young Men and an Older Gentleman

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
546
Sold for:
$523$425

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

Description:

Four Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Three Young Men and an Older Gentleman, the first young man, likely a sailor, is wearing a soft, brimmed cap, his necktie tied with a sailor's knot; the second young man with hair parted to the side wearing a fringed beard; the third is seated, holding a folding ruler; the last, an older man, is seated with one arm resting on a table, mounted in "Two Pears," "The Nesting Birds," "Geometric/Floral," and "Voyage of Life, The Launching" (Krainik 178, 168, 248, 150, respectively) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $500-700

Young Sailor- Tarnish ring and spots of tarnish or corrosion.
Young man/fringed beard- minor tarnish, minor small scratch l.c., chip on case at clasp.
Young man with ruler- tarnish ring, minor corrosion spots.
Older man- Tarnish ring, numerous spiders.




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

sailor, Beard, Corrosion, Metals, Metalworking terminology, Necktie, Tarnish

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