[C. Late 1850s Ninth-Plate Tintype Portrait of a Man with Hand-Tinting; mounted within a Gilt Decorated, Leather Book-Form Case].
Late 1850s ninth-plate tintype photographic portrait
Diminutive tintype portrait of a man, with delicately hand-tinted cheeks and lips, mounted in a leather book-form case.
The case housing the tintype is decorated using many of the same techniques used to create a luxury bookbinding: blind ruling frames on the exterior “boards,” gilt rolled designs on the “turn-ins” and edges, and a silk “endpaper,” which in this case folds over to protect the glass covered tintype.
The tintype is an early example of the process; these were typically not case-mounted after the 1850s.
Description: [C. Late 1850s Ninth-Plate Tintype Portrait of a Man with Hand-Tinting; mounted within a Gilt Decorated, Leather Book-Form Case].
[Np. c. late 1850s]. Ninth-plate Tintype. 2½ x 2 inches. Book-form burgundy morocco case with gilt and blind decoration and silk lining; with wallet-style binding with brass closure. Tintype with brass mat and hand-tinting. Near fine.