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Seven Ninth-plate Union Cases with Eleven Early Photography Portraits

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


Seven Ninth-plate Union Cases with Eleven Early Photography Portraits, seven ambrotypes: including an elderly bearded man and his wife who is wearing a black lacy cap, an elderly man and middle-aged woman, a young woman wearing a bonnet, and another middle-aged woman; three tintypes: two of women, one with two locks of hair under the glass, and a young bearded man; and a combination ambrotype and tintype of a middle-aged man and wife, identified as "Matthew R. Moore" and "Mary Moore" in inscriptions on paper labels in the case; the portraits mounted in "Scroll," "Basket of Fruit in Oval," "Geometric/Floral," "Belt Buckle and Chain," "Scroll," and "Scroll" (Krainik 464, 403, 400, 454, 397, 491, 489) Union cases, (minor imperfections).
Estimate $200-250

7 ambrotypes:
Elderly bearded man and his wife/black lacy cap- minor stray spots.
Old man and mid-age woman- solar ring to woman
Young woman/bonnet- emulsion good but has some varnish irregularity.
Middle-aged woman- good
3 tintypes:
Two women/one w/two locks of hair- grime under glass to first, small spot of emulsion loss to forehead of second..
Young bearded man- emulsion cracks, scattered small spots.
Combination ambrotype and tintype of a middle-aged man and wife Matthew R./Mary Moore- woman/tintype with scattered small debris under glass, man is good.

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.


Mary Moore, Ambrotype, Bearded, Photography, Publishing, Tintype