October 06, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of Families and Siblings, Including Possible Twins, Plus Figural Union Cases, Group of Seven

Lot of 7, including: 

Quarter plate daguerreotype of two gentlemen, possibly twins, seated together, housed in full push-button case.

Quarter plate daguerreotype of a two sisters who appear almost identical (few scratches on plate). Mat stamped Metropolitan Gallery Indianapolis. Housed in full case.

Quarter plate ambrotype of a sizable family outside their home, housed in a scarce Alone at the Rendezvous thermoplastic case (Berg, 27). Some significant wear to case, chips along corners and edges. Large area of discoloration near center of plate. 

Quarter plate tintype of a man and two women, housed in full case with wear, separated at hinge. Surface wear to plate.

Sixth plate daguerreotype of a man posed between two women, housed in full thermoplastic case separated at hinge, with cracks, loss in case. Image is very clear, with slight discoloration along top and bottom edges. 

Sixth plate daguerreotype of a middle-aged husband and wife, housed in full case.

Quarter plate scarce thermoplastic case, The Dance, with two spaces for portraits (Berg, 29). 

 

Condition:

Some surface damage to the tintype of the large family and damage to the case the daguerreotype of the sister wives. 

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$270
10/06/2016