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Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Portraits of Young Men

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
676
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Portraits of Young Men, one daguerreotype portrait identified as "Elijah Fuller," the name inscribed on the case behind the portrait, four unidentified, each mounted in pressed-paper/leather case; and an ambrotype portrait of a young man wearing a mustache, mounted in a black "Geometric/Scroll" (Krainik 360) Union case, (imperfections).
Estimate $500-700

Five Daguerreotypes:
All with tarnished borders and dust, one with a few scratches, some with spiders and minor corrosion spots, one case lacking cover, one case split.
Ambrotype: Small area of emulsion irregularity l.c.


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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