2 Antique 1/6th Ambrotype Portraits Geriatric Couple Resin Sealed Double Case


  • Interesting pair of 1/6th Plate Ambrotype Photographs
  • Geriatric Couple: Cantankerous old man on the left and his lovely aged wife on right.
  • Both images are on very dark red glass, almost opaque. 
  • The image plates are sealed to their cover glass plates with some kind of tree sap / resin.  Has the aroma of Pine.  They also have some old sealing tape along the exterior edges  (the ladies shows some wear).
  • No names or makings with the images or in the case
  • Both come in period ornate brass mats and preservers
  • Displayed in a Double 1/6th Plate Black Thermoplastic Union Case
  • “Mother Embracing Child 2”  Berg 1-1/4, or “The Faithful Hound” Krainik 89
  • Displays well



Both images show wear inside the glass, unaware if it’s from the sealing process or from the emulsion process ( I would presume sealing). Both images are sealed using some kind of tree sap / resin, with some remnant sealing tape in place along the edges. Brass mats and preservers show light patina from age. The case is in excellent shape. Hairline cracks near the top hinge and on one side wall. Hinges a bit loose on the the lid but holding. Clasp functional.


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