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Five Ninth-plate Portraits with Five Sixth-plate Union Cases

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
595
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

Five Ninth-plate Portraits with Five Sixth-plate Union Cases, five ambrotype portraits: a middle-aged woman wearing a dress with a lace collar, two portraits of middle-aged women, a portrait of a young child resting an arm on a table, and an elderly woman; an ambrotype and a tintype of a middle-aged couple, mounted in "Basket of Fruit," "Four Acorn Motif," "Roses with Scrolls," "Scroll with Grape," and "The Scythe and Grain" (Krainik 402, 422, 419, 412, 423) Union cases; together with four varieties of "Geometric/Scroll" and one "Geometric" (Krainik 266, 275, 287, 254 with gilt center, and 288) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Amrotype portraits-
Middle-aged woman- dust emulsion smear u.r.
Two portraits of middle-aged women- cracks to varnish on one.
Portrait of a young child resting an arm on a table- good.
Elderly woman- somewhat fuzzy emulsion.
Ambrotype and a tintype of a middle-aged couple- cracks to varnish on man's jacket.
Cases:
Sixth-plate case (266) has a loose vertical segment on front of case near hinge , and corner chips.
Sixth-plate case (275) has a 1/2 in. chip by clasp.


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.

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Ambrotype, Emulsion, Matter, Tintype

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