Ambrotypes Husband and Wife Gutta Percha Union Case Floral Design

This is a gutta percha case with two ambrotypes, photos of a man and wife. Mr. is wearing his Sunday best. Mrs. seems to have velvet trim on her dress and is wearing a very large oval brooch.

The case is the same on both sides. It features an intricate floral border and a center oval with a trellis design.

DATE: c.1860
MARKS: none seen I NEVER take photos out of cases.
CONDITION: Excellent. Tight closure. Tiny crack in edge of front closure. There seems to be a small chip on the top front corner of the back cover. Clean glossy finish. Mottling in photos.
MEASUREMENTS: Case about 4 inches tall x 3.25. Photo is a ninth plate about 3.25 tall x 2.25.

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Ambrotypes Husband and Wife Gutta Percha Union Case Floral Design

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