MINTY MASONIC THERMOPLASTIC CASE W/ 2 HIGHLY TINTED AMBROTYPE PORTRAITS - MUST SEE! - Having been a case collector as well as a hard plate collector for ten years, I can say this is only the second copy of this hard to find sixth plate size case I have found in this minty condition.
The bais relief design contains absolutely astonishing details of this secret order. The case is a rich chocolate brown color with a double compartment holding the two original highly hand tinted portraits of a handsome husband and wife. Even the tablecloth in each have equal treatments of red and mint green hues. They are surrounded by matching mats and preservers and both likenesses are beautifully captured with warmth added to their faces to complete their likenesses.Again, I cannot express to you the overall quality of this case and images, they are both exquisite beyond words. Good luck to my lucky winner. CONDITION : Please view my detailed photos for the actual condition of the image and as part of my description. Please remember my listing photos are taken with my iphone and there is no retouching whatsoever. The two sixth plate clear glass ambrotypes contains fantastic contrast, tonal range and wonderful sharpness.
The only flaw I can find is a tiny hairline at the clasp area and the case does not full attach or shut close, although all the hardware is present. Rather than force this and damage the case, I have left the case slightly ajar.
As stated above, there are no significant chips anywhere on this case. The surface retains its original sheen and the decorative, high relief designs are in impeccable condition. Spectacular plate quality and a gorgeous themed case make an outstanding addition to any person's collection of 19th Century photography or Masonic History.
The item "MINTY MASONIC THERMOPLASTIC CASE With 2 HIGHLY TINTED AMBRO PORTRAITS MUST SEE" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes". The seller is "nic-o-matic" and is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.