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Six Union Cases with Seven Ninth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
610
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Six Union Cases with Seven Ninth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits, a double ninth-plate case with a portrait of a baby, another double ninth-plate case with two portraits of young men, one wearing a hat and checked jacket, one hatless; four ninth-plate cases: a young woman wearing a flowered bonnet, a full-length portrait of a young woman seated beside a table, a young girl seated with one arm resting on a table with a book, a portrait of a young girl standing, holding a book; mounted in "Children Playing with Toys," combination "Family Party" and "Scroll," a "Scroll" variant, a combination "Scroll/Geometric" and variant of the same with a cameo center, "Scroll/Gilded Center,'' and a different "Scroll/Gilded Center" (Krainik 559, 560 and 563, 543 variant, 549 and 549 variant, 542, 543) Union cases, respectively, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

All portraits with some degree of tarnish and dust, additional problems below:
Double ninth-plate case with four compartments with one portrait of a baby- scattered spiders esp. l.l. area.
A Double ninth-plate case with two portraits of young men, one wearing a hat and checked jacket- couple small corrosion spots l.c., the htless man has a small corosion spot l.c., both are pretty good images.
Young woman wearing a flowered bonnet- large areas of whitish residue, possibly from moisture, minor spots of corrosion, the case she is in is the same model on both sides except one side has a lavender-colored female cameo at the center.
Full-length portrait of a young woman seated/table- a few corrosion spots, the case she is in has a small abraision on the front, and shaded coloring. .
Young girl seated with one arm resting on a table with a book- a few tarnish and corrosion spots.
Portrait of a young girl standing/holding a book- large tarnish ring, scattered spiders and corrosion spots.


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

Scroll/Gilded Center, Family Party, Corrosion, Law_Crime, Portrait

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