So charming and perfect to display with antique dolls or to tuck into an early wardrobe trunk is this small ambrotype of a young girl. It is housed in a quality leather case with a brass clasp. Inside the case, the image is surrounded by an ornate gilt frame and gilt incised leather. The inside cover of the case has a rectangle of padded silk which protects the ambrotype from damage. of course, the little girl in the photo is adorable, with hand tinting that touches her cheeks with rosy color. You might miss it, but her mother is evident at one side of the photo, her arm tenderly around her daughter to keep her still for the photographer. Only her shoulder shows, but it is a sweet image.
The case (closed) measures 1 3/4 x 2" (4.3 x 5 cm). The ambrotype itself is likely 1 1/8 x 1 1/4" (2.8 x 3 cm). There is a bit of wear to the outside of the case, but the inside is in excellent condition.
Lovely Miniature Cased Ambrotype of Young Girl - Circa 1860