05-22-2013 05-23-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2654M Marlborough
May 22, 2013 2:00PMCalender
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Three Sixth-plate Portraits of a Boy and His Grandfather, an Old Woman, and a Bearded Gentleman

$338$275
Auction: Discovery - 2654M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Three Sixth-plate Portraits of a Boy and His Grandfather, an Old Woman, and a Bearded Gentleman, an ambrotype portrait of a boy standing beside his grandfather who is seated in a chair; an ambrotype portrait of an elderly woman wearing a dress with a white lace collar; and a daguerreotype bust-length vignette of a gentleman with a beard; mounted in "Geometric/Scroll" (Krainik 260, 260, 222) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Ambrotype portrait of a boy standing beside his seated grandfather- minor varnish craquelure, dust, and small glass impurities, case is Krainik 260 with red and green painted highlights.
Ambrotype portrait of an elderly woman- very good, the case is a variant of Krainik 260 with no background dots.
Daguerreotype bust-length vignette of a gentleman with a beard- tarnish ring, minor scattered spots of corrosion and spiders, and dust.


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

chair, Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, French people, Law_Crime, Louis Daguerre, Photography, Portrait, Visual arts