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Half-plate and Two Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Family Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
661
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

Half-plate and Two Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Family Portraits, a half-plate portrait of a seated elderly couple, their cheeks and the woman's collar tinted pink; two sixth-plate portraits: a young mother holding her infant child, the other a teen girl wearing a fancy bonnet, seated next to a young fair-haired child, not cased, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Half-plate port. elderly couple-tarnished edges, scattered spiders and dust, case lacking cover.
Two 6th plate:
Young mother/infant child- 1/4 in. scratch u.l. background, mat scratches esp. lower edge, minor dust, case lacking cover.
Teen girl/fair-hair child- large tarnish edge, minor spiders and dust, case lacking 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.

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