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Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of a Bearded Man, Two Young Men, and a Gentleman Wearing a Top Hat

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
551
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of a Bearded Man, Two Young Men, and a Gentleman Wearing a Top Hat, mounted in three Union cases: unlisted Scroll with Cameo Center, combination "Grapes in Oval" and "Three Roses," and "Geometric Scroll" (Krainik unlisted, 187 and 198, and 291, respectively), (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Bearded man- edge tarnish and minor dust, the case is unlisted in Krainik but has a cameo of a woman in the center, and the case is in rough condition with rough edges, cracks and deteriorization of the thermoplastic
Two young men- good, only a couple minor small corrosion spots on the edges, it has been cleaned and re-taped accrording to inscriptions on the tape.
Man with Top Hat- Minor edge tarnish, small faint spot on crest of hat, and on jacket lapel.


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

Cameo Center, Cultural history, Daguerreotype, Fashion, Hats, Minor, Top hat

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