This is a lovely mid-19th century daguerreotype of a pretty young girl standing next to a table on which is a basket of coloured flowers. She is wearing a fine gold guard chain with slide and a pencil can be seen at waist level in style not unusual in this era and there would most likely have been a watch in a watch pocket. Her cheeks are tinted as are the flowers and the chain is in gold. This is a full sixth plate daguerreotype with full case. The interior of the inside front is lined with deep red decorative velvet. The case is in good condition for age as is the mat. The image has tarnish on the edges but the actual photograph is in good condition. This would be of interest to collectors of early fashion especially as shown in original daguerreotypes. Sixth plate. Case measures 3.5 ins (8.8cm) x 3 ins (7.6cm). This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 103.
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