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Daguerreotype

Union Case - Gold enhanced

Year: Circa 1850
Format (cm): 11.8x9.5
Price:  €400

Beautiful daguerreotype in his Union case, from a couple of quality. Rehauts in gold. The man holding his wife by the shoulder. Union case set Pinchbeck. 

 

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember». 

Daguerreotype half plate - Napoleon III frame - Millet

Year: Circa 1855
Frame format (cm): 29.5x25
Price: 850€ (SOLD)

Colorful daguerreotype large format representing a young couple in period clothes. Label of the photographer Désiré Millet installed 6 rue de Montesquieu in Paris.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype - Gold Enhanced Jewelry

Year: 1848
Frame format (cm): 21.7x18.7
Price: €520

Sixth plate daguerreotype. Woman with headdress and shawl posing in front of hydrangeas. Jewels embellished with gold. Signed Clermont Ferrant 1848 on the back.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

Given the cost and technical difficulties, it will only be used for about ten years in France and will be replaced by other processes.

There are however late daguerreotypes especially American or Anglo-Saxon.

Daguerreotype - Napoleon III Frame

Year: 1848
Frame format (cm): 18x20.5

Price: 500€

 

Daguerreotype in his frame Napoleon III, man brown mustache sitting, hand slipped in his jacket. Signed and engraved Legendre 1872 on the plate.

Rare because very late, colorized and enhanced.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

Given the cost and technical difficulties, it will only be used for about ten years in France and will be replaced by other processes.

There are however late daguerreotypes especially American or Anglo-Saxon.

Daguerreotype quarter plate - Napoleon III Frame

Year: 1848
Frame format (cm): 25x22

Price: 500€

Daguerreotype quarter plate, portrait of man of letter in its frame Napoleon III.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

Given the cost and technical difficulties, it will only be used for about ten years in France and will be replaced by other processes.

There are however late daguerreotypes especially American or Anglo-Saxon.

Sixth plate daguerreotype in its leather Union Case with Pinchbeck

Year: Circa 1840
Format Union Case (cm): 8x9

Price: 400€

 

Daguerreotype, age couple wall, man with book and woman with handkerchief.  Sixth of plate in his leather Union Case with Pinchbeck.

The book held by the man represents the knowledge and the lace handkerchief of the woman, by its greatness and the richness of the details, the opulence of the household.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

Sixth plate daguerreotype in its leather Union Case with Pinchbeck

Year: Circa 1840
Format Union Case (cm): 8x9

Price: €280

 

Daguerreotype, young man of quality wearing frock coat. Gold rehauts. Sixth of plate in its case Union Case set with Pinchbeck.

The daguerreotype is the first photographic process developed by Nicéphore Niépce then Louis Daguerre and offered to the whole world (except in the United Kingdom) by France in 1839. This is both a negative and a positive hence this characteristic mirror effect. They will also be poetically called in the 19th century «the mirrors that remember».

Given the cost and technical difficulties, it will only be used for about ten years in France and will be replaced by other processes.

There are however late daguerreotypes especially American or Anglo-Saxon.

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Rare Horizontal Ambrotype in Union Case in Leather with Pinchbeck

Year: Circa 1865
Format Union Case (cm): 9x9.5

Price: €280

 

Couple posing side by side with jewels and gold buttons. Rare ambrotype in horizontal format (landscape) in its Union Case with Pinchbeck.

Patented in 1854 by James Ambrose Cutting, an ambrotype is a negative on a glass plate, when viewed in transparency, which becomes a positive when placed in front of a black background.

Ambrotype was commonly used from 1854 until the 1870s. Less expensive and requiring a much faster laying time than the daguerreotype, it will be used extensively by portraitists. To obtain the negative of this unique object, a previously cleaned glass plate is covered with a layer of collodion. After drying, a transparent varnish is applied, as well as sometimes color highlights. Presented on a background of fabric or black paper, it is delivered set in a case (union case) or in a frame as for daguerreotypes, which often creates confusion in the identification of these two processes.

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