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Three Daguerreotype Sister Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
651
Sold for:
$215$175

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

Description:

Three Daguerreotype Sister Portraits, a quarter-plate portrait showing two girls, one with her hair in ringlets, standing with one hand on her seated sister's shoulder; two sixth-plate portraits: one showing two young women in matching dresses, one with her hand on the shoulder of the other, and a portrait of two young girls in matching dresses holding hands, each mounted in a pressed-paper/leather case, (minor imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

All with minor tarnish, spiders, and dust, one sixth-plate case lacking cover, the other one is starting to split.


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

Daguerreotype, Humanities, Optics, Portrait, Visual arts

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