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Ten Sixteenth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits in Union Cases

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
612
Sold for:
$570$475

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

Description:

Ten Sixteenth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits in Union Cases, five of young ladies, one of an elderly gentleman, three of young men, and one of a boy, mounted in assorted Union cases, of which one is listed as rare: "The Nooning" (Krainik 620), (imperfections).
Estimate $150-200

All with varying degrees of tarnish, the elderly gentleman being the worst, is hard to view, most have minor dust, some have spiders and small spots of corrosion, one bearded young man has a small dent, and another young man appears to have been wiped in a few spots; the rare case is in poor condition with a large loss on one edge and several edge chips.


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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Bearded, Corrosion, Daguerreotype, Humanities, Publishing

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