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1/6th Plate Violet Glass-backed Ambrotype of Woman Holding Exact Case

1/6th Plate Violet Glass-backed Ambrotype of Woman Holding Exact Case

150.00

This is a flawless ambrotype of an older woman sitting next to a table with her arm resting on a book and holding a sixth plate union case.  There is very light red tint to her cheeks and gold tinting on her collar pin.  The mat (Holmes, Booth & Haydens Superfine, Waterbury, Conn. No. 31), preserver and velvet trim piece are in also in excellent condition.

There are aspects to this ambro that make it particularly unique image. First, the woman in the photograph is holding the very case she chose for her photograph and both photo and case have remained together for all these years!  When I first examined this photo it appeared to be an image on violet glass. Closer examination showed that instead of using black varnish or cloth to contrast the image, the photographer used a piece of violet glass as a backer. This image comes in its original full geometric leather case with a new outer hinge that will continue to provide safe storage for this beautiful but fragile image.

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This is a flawless ambrotype of an older woman sitting next to a table with her arm resting on a book and holding a sixth plate union case.  There is very light red tint to her cheeks and gold tinting on her collar pin.  The mat (Holmes, Booth & Haydens Superfine, Waterbury, Conn. No. 31), preserver and velvet trim piece are in also in excellent condition.

There are aspects to this ambro that make it particularly unique image. First, the woman in the photograph is holding the very case she chose for her photograph and both photo and case have remained together for all these years!  When I first examined this photo it appeared to be an image on violet glass. Closer examination showed that instead of using black varnish or cloth to contrast the image, the photographer used a piece of violet glass as a backer. This image comes in its original full geometric leather case with a new outer hinge that will continue to provide safe storage for this beautiful but fragile image.