This is an interesting quarter plate ambrotype depicting a self-assured older lady dressed in all her finery. She is wearing a decorative bonnet and gown with elaborately edged pagoda sleeves. She also wears a prominent guard chain which has been gilded, which passes to a brooch or plaque which is almost certainly attached to a watch in a watch pocket. This is a nice crisp image with minimal spotting. The mat has some mild spotting and one stain and the glass is slightly loose. The case is in good condition apart from some minor scuffing. Both clasps are present and in working order. This image is a great representation of the fashions and accessories of the day and as such would add to a collection of early photographs. Case measures 4.6 ins (11.7cm) x 3.75 ins (8.8cm). Weight 170 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 101.
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Hand-tinted Ambrotype of Imposing Lady with Prominent Gold Guard Chain & Probable Watch, c1860s
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