Very light scratching on the image along with coloration along the upper mat edges . Clarity is nice. Tintype appears paired with the brass mat, preserver and glass as the colorations and tiny abrasions on the tin don’t match perfectly with the mat. Brass shows mild patina, and preserver bending. Case is in great overall shape with exception to one large chip on the upper top edge, likely caused at some point by removal as the image fits very tightly in the case. Hinges are solid, light crack on bottom hinge. Clasp is functional.