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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2654M Marlborough
May 22, 2013 02:00 PMCalender

Twelve Assorted Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits in Oval Union Cases

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


Twelve Assorted Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits in Oval Union Cases, two ambrotypes: a ninth-plate ambrotype vignette of two children, and a one of a young man; ten tintypes: two sixth-plate size of a young bearded man, and a toddler wearing a fuzzy white coat identified as "Louis E. Lahens/Born 1862/Age 2 1/2"; five ninth-plate size: a young man with a goatee, another young man, a young woman, a toddler holding a white cat, and a baby; three sixteenth size: a young man, a young woman, and a child; mounted in "Scroll," "Catching Butterflies," "Scroll," "Scroll," "Fruit on the Vine," "Geometric/Scroll," "Scroll," combination "Bouquet of Roses" and "Catching Butterflies," "A Rose," "The Sword and the Olive Branch," "Fruits of the Harvest," and "Children at the Style" (Krainik 696, 673, 667, 668, 678, 700, 703, 682 and 673, 681, 713, 715, 710, respectively) oval-shaped Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $100-150

case 696 has a few chips on inside edge of velvet pad side, the portraits in good to fair condition.

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