Antique Hand Painted Opalotype Photograph w/ Union Case 19th Century


  • Pretty Hand Painted Opalotype Photograph Example
  • Opalotypes are one of the many interesting forms of 19th century photograph, where the images were on a sheet of Milk Glass.
  • This example is a small portrait of a young girl, which was then hand-painted.
  • The milk glass is roughly a 1/9th  plate oval, and comes with a piece of thin bubble glass and an brass oval preserver.
  • The image comes in a Black Oval 1/9th Union Case, Listed as 3-411 Geometric in Berg
  • Image measures 2″ x 2-1/2″



Nice little piece for display. Image looks like it has been removed and cleaned previously. There is a large scratch across the top of the milk glass which runs through the portrait. Glass has some light scratching. Union case has some small chips and moderate dust. Hinge is a bit loose on the lid and the clasp is functional.


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