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Ten Ninth-plate Early Photography Portraits in Ten Union Cases

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
600
Sold for:
$523$425

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

Description:

Ten Ninth-plate Early Photography Portraits in Ten Union Cases, six ambrotypes: three of young women, one of a middle-aged woman holding a photograph of a boy, one of an elderly woman, and one of a painted portrait of a young woman; four tintypes: one of a man seated beside a table with a cigar in his mouth, two of sisters in matching dresses, one of a little girl, and one of an elderly woman wearing a floral-printed dress; mounted in "Scroll/Geometric," "Scroll," "Scroll/Floral," "Scroll/Geometric," "Scroll," "Scroll/Floral," "Scroll," "Scroll with Acorns," "Scroll/Floral," and "Scroll" (Krainik 493, 527, 499, 515, 510, 470, 517, 435, 529, 498) Union cases, respectively, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Six ambrotypes:
Three of young women:
1Wearing Flowered bonnet/lace collar- losses and cracquelure to varnish on metal backing plate, chip and crack to case at clasp.
2Bonnet w striped sash- several scratches to emulsion, losses and cracquelure to varnish on metal backing plate.
3 w/fringed shawl- mat scratches, a couple small dark pots to background.
Middle-aged woman holding a photograph - a couple small dark pots to background.
Ederly woman- perfect.
Painted portrait of a young woman- good.
Four tintypes:
Man w/cigar- image is a litlle dark and slightly irregular surface which looks to be in the making.
Two sisters- images dark and a little solarized.
Little girl- fine craquelure to emulsion.
Elderly woman/ floral-printed dress- a few small mat scratches.


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

metal backing plate, Ambrotype, Law_Crime, Printing, Scroll, Tintype

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