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Ten Thermoplastic Union Cases with Four Early Photography Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
618
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Ten Thermoplastic Union Cases with Four Early Photography Portraits, four sixth-plate size cases: a "Scroll Border with Fruit" with a tintype portrait of a young woman, a "Geometric Scroll" with an ambrotype of a folk portrait of an elderly gentleman, a "Scroll, Cutout Center" with a tintype portrait of a middle-aged gentleman, and a very rare "The Changeable Cubes"; three ninth-plate size: "Fairy with Bird in a Rose," "Peaches and Plums," and a "Scroll, Cutout Center" with an ambrotype portrait of a young man; a double ninth-plate combination "A Family Party" and "Geometric" case; and two carte-de-visite size cases: "Flowers and Shells," and "Scroll/Geometric, Gilded Center" (Krainik 190, 272, 325, 334; 401, 404, 556; 560 and 565; 566, 571), (imperfections).
Estimate $200-250

-"Geometric Scroll" with an ambrotype of a folk portrait of an elderly gentleman- the case has a a few edge chip and a small edge crack.
-"Scroll, Cutout Center" with a tintype portrait of a middle-aged gentleman-the case has a a few edge chip and a small edge crack.
-9th plate "Scroll, Cutout Center"- both sides of case have a loss in the center of the cutout.
-Carte de visite size "Scroll/Geometric, Gilded Center" with a few 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.

Keywords

Cutout Center, Gilded Center, Family Party, few edge chip, Ambrotype, Carte de visite, Electromagnetic radiation, Photography, Printing, Scroll, Tintype, Writing

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