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Four Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Family Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
624
Sold for:
$738$600

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

Description:

Four Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Family Portraits, daguerreotypes include a half-plate portrait of an elderly woman surrounded by her four young adult daughters and three sixth-plate portraits of a grandmother holding a baby, a young mother and baby, and a young couple; and a quarter-plate ambrotype of a young mother seated with her young daughter on her lap; all in pressed-paper/leather cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Four daguerreotypes:
One half-plate portrait of an elderly woman w/four daughters- edge tarnish, minor scattered corrosion spots, spiders, and dust, lacking 1/2 of case (no cover).
Three sixth-plate dags:
Grandmother holding baby-minor tarnish, minor mat scratches, and dust, case split.
Young mother and baby- minor tarnish, minor mat scratches, and dust, case split.
Young couple- minor tarnish, light horizontal scratches, possibly wiped, tiny bend l.r., very minor dust and spiders.
Quarterplate ambrotype of a young mother with her daughter- minor minute dark spots to bckground, lacking 1/2 of case (no cover).


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

Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, French people, Louis Daguerre, Photography, Visual arts

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