Daguerreotype In Black Lacquered Book-Type Case

c. 1845

85x100mm black Morocco leather book-type case. Front inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gold leaf in bouquet of flowers design. Gold leaf in scrolls around edges. Black lacquered with gold leaf scrolls. Lined with patterned red plush and gold leaf pattern around inside edge. Pinchbeck frame. 53x65mm daguerreotype three quarter length portrait in profile of young woman seated by table. Face and hands tinted pink.

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leather, metal (unknown), mother-of-pearl (nacre), shellac, textile (velvet) and wood composites
overall (daguerreotype): 65 mm x 53 mm
overall (case): 100 mm x 85 mm
hand coloured
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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