Five Scarce Sixth Plate Figural Union Cases [Berg 1-96, 1-98, 1-112, 1-116, 1-125]

Lot of 5 sixth plate thermoplastic cases with figural designs, including Fireman Saving Child 1, Mother Embracing Child 1, Lady with Falcon 1, The Deer and the Pine Tree, and A Game of Chess 3, with ambrotypes and daguerreotypes housed inside:

[Berg 1-96], containing a ruby ambrotype of baby being held by an adult concealed by a blanket.

[Berg 1-98], containing a daguerreotype of a young man.

[Berg 1-112], containing a daguerreotype of a middle aged man with a neck beard.

[Berg 1-116], containing an ambrotype of a baby.

[Berg 1-125], containing a ruby ambrotype of a girl.

Provenance:Paul K. Berg Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames


[1-98] with spots along top edge and [1-96] with loss at clasp.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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