170

Half Plate Ambrotype of Civil War Naval Officer,

with the rank of Master wearing the regulation service dress first prescribed in 1852 and worn until superceded in 1862. His double-breasted frock coat, shoulder straps, and cuff button arrangement are the mark of a sea-going line officer originally known as a Sailing Master and rating just below the rank of Lieutenant. The salt carries the regulation M1852 naval officers sword and two-piece belt plate with fouled anchor device. The unknown photographer has gilded all insignia including buttons. The image is absolutely flawless with excellent contrast and strong clarity. Housed in a complete composition case with original brass mat and retainer.

Condition:MINT.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,300
11/20/2002

 

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