Extremely Rare "The Garden Fountain". Daguerreotype 1/9 Silver Plate Case with 2 pictures of children inside. The case itself is in near mint condition with minimal marks on the inside.One of the hinges on the case appears to have been repaired at some point. This case was the only case ever made that had the matching silver plate preservers on the inside. Behind the preservers, the case is lined with red velvet. This is a very heavy piece and was not made with a clasp. According to Paul Berg's Book on 19th Century Photographic Cases this is Rare--there are thought to be around 200 in existence.
Please see all of the pictures as they are part of the description of this piece. Measures 3" high by 2 1/2" wide when closed. Most of the items that I sell are antique or vintage as as such they do show signs of patina, use, and age.
That only adds to the character that so many collectors desire. If there are any major issues or defects, I try to describe them to the best of my ability and as accurately as possible. In the event that I do miss something with words, I provide you with plenty of pictures to be included as part of the description. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.If you like the item that you see here, please be sure to check out my store and the other items that we have. Be sure to sign up to receive my newsletter. Thank you for shopping with us! The item "Antique DAGUERREOTYPE The Garden Fountain Silver Plate Children Pictures RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes". The seller is "zachsbobby" and is located in Astoria, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.