Daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a box - Ebonite - Circa 1880

Description
Daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a box - Ebonite - Circa 1880
France

A Daguerreotype in an ebonite box. Ebonite is a replacement in the mid-19th century of the expensive ebony. It feels like hard plastic. Blue velvet in the inside with presumably a family coat of arms of the woman.

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Lot details
Object
Daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a box
Material
Ebonite
Estimated Period
Circa 1880
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions
7.7×6.5×2.1 cm
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