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Seven Cased Daguerreotype Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
620
Sold for:
$338$275

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

Description:

Seven Cased Daguerreotype Portraits, six sixth-plate size: three of young ladies, a young man, and a middle-aged woman; and a ninth-plate portrait of a young woman, six mounted in book-form lacquered papier-mache bijou or "jewel" cases with mother-of-pearl and abalone inlay, and one green velvet-covered case, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

Most portraits with minor tarnish, spiders and dust, one with a large tarnish ring, one with a lot of dust.


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

Abalone, Daguerreotype, French people, Humanities, Louis Daguerre, Photography

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