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Half-plate Ambrotype of a Painted Portrait of a Ship's Captain

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
657
Sold for:
$154$125

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

Description:

Half-plate Ambrotype of a Painted Portrait of a Ship's Captain, the gentleman painted wearing c. 1820 clothing, holding a spyglass and with a small ship painted in the background l.r., in a pressed-paper/leather case, (some varnish separation to back of photo, case split).
Estimate $400-600

Image with area of cloudy darkness in lower left quadrant. Lower edges of image minorly lightstruck. Scratches, losses and minor pitting to gilt frame. Minor wear to velvet interior of case. Overall sound condition.


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.

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