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Seventeen Assorted Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits in Union Cases

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


Seventeen Assorted Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits in Union Cases, two double ninth-plate cases each containing an ambrotype portrait of a young woman; two carte-de-visite cases with tintype portraits of a girl wearing a fur stole and a muff, and a little boy standing beside a table; three sixth-plate ambrotype portraits of a young couple, a young woman, and a little girl identified on a note inscribed "Anna M. Simpson/Feb. 9th 1856-April 27th 1930/daughter of Alonzo & Susan M Simpson/b. at West Cambridge, Mass..."; eight ninth-plate size: four ambrotypes of a bearded man, two young women, and a boy, and four tintypes of two young women, a little girl, and a baby; two sixteenth plate portraits; an ambrotype of a young man, and a tintype of a military officer; respectively mounted in the following Union cases: "Jardiniere of Roses," "Spray of Flowers;" "Scroll/Geometric," and unlisted; "Geometric/Scroll," "Scroll/Geometric," and variant of "Scroll"; "Scroll" variant, "Scroll/Floral", one side with applied cameo, unlisted, and "Scroll, Gilded Center," unlisted, "The Birdbath," and "Peaches and Plums"; "Scroll," (Krainik 561, 562; 572, unlisted; 222, 355, 216; 544, 545 variant, unlisted, 546, unlisted, 400, 404, 520; 652), and one sixteenth plate pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

One case, a "Scroll" variant with no gilded center has a 3/4 x 1/4 in edge loss.

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.


Susan M Simpson, West Cambridge, Massachusetts, Alonzo, military officer, Gilded Center, Ambrotype, Printing, Scroll, Tintype