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May 22, 2013 2:00PMCalender

Five Sixth-plate Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits

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


Five Sixth-plate Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits, two ambrotypes: one of a bearded man and his wife who is wearing a floral-patterned dress, the other of a young woman wearing a dress with a lace collar and one arm resting on a table; three tintypes: two of young women, one wearing a plaid dress, the other a girl wearing an off-the-shoulder polka-dotted dress, both with tinted and gilt accents, and one of a young man with a goatee; mounted in "Geometric Scroll," "Scroll," "Geometric/Scroll," and "Geometric Floral" (Krainik 270, 251, 247) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $200-250

Two Ambrotypes:
Bearded man and his wife- minor mat scratches, dust and deterioration of glass facing image, case has a small loss by clasp, several small edge losses.
Young woman wearing a dress with lace collar- deterioration of glass facing image.
Three tintypes:
Two in one case of young women, one w/plaid dress- good
girl w/ polka-dotted dress- good.
Young man/goatee- several small scratches left edge, solar ring.

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