This appealing smaller (ninth plate) hand-coloured ambrotype is of a lady, c1865. The image is housed in a full leather case with the interior of the front lined with decorative red velvet. The lady herself wears a typical gown of the era, with very full sleeves and a hairstyle popular at the time. Her jewellery is all picked out in gold and includes earrings, a brooch, a ring and a guard chain that passes to a small pencil and then extends to a probable watch in a watch pocket at the waist. The condition of the image and mat is very good for age but there may be a slight area of loss of the image on the left lower skirt. There is some very minimal spotting. The case itself shows slight wear with some loss of the gilt edging. The closure hook is in good working order. This is a particularly pleasing image that would add to a collection of photographs or images showing current fashions of the era.
Ninth plate, full case. 2 x 2.5 ins (5 x 6 cm). Full case. Weight 60 grams.
This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 104.
Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $28.50 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
Attractive Ninth Plate Ambrotype of Bejeweled Mid-19th Century Lady with Interesting Hairstyle
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