This hand-tinted quarter plate ambrotype, which shows much detail, is housed in a full case with hinges and press button closure. The image clearly shows the gentleman’s tinted lips and cheeks, curled hairstyle, bowtie, pale waistcoat and white shirt, and one of his hands gloved. He is wearing a long dark guard chain passing to a probable watch or possibly an eyeglass in his pocket, and the chain is further decorated with a gold cross. The condition is very good for age; the full case is slightly stained on the outside and there is some slight wear to the velvet on the inside. The mat is in good condition and the clear, crisp image shows very minimal spotting. This would be a very interesting image to add to a collection of ambrotypes of the era. Case measures 4.5 ins (11.3cm) x 3.5 ins (8.8cm). Weight 122 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 96.
Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $24.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
Crisp Ambrotype of a Gentleman Wearing a Guard Chain and Probable Watch, Some Tinting, c1860
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