37

Union Soldier with Pistol, Bowie Knife Quarter Plate Tintype

A really outstanding quarter plate tintype showing a Union soldier in frock coat, with his forage cap on a pillar alongside him. He is wearing an oval belt plate, and has a revolver – possibly a Cooper double action- and bowie knife in his belt. The image is exceptionally clear and sharp, although a little dark, with gold paint accents to his belt plate and the buckle on his forage cap. It is in a leatherette case with a velvet pad. Dimensions: 3 1/8 by 3 5/8 inches in the case on one side. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The image is in excellent condition. In certain lights the emulsion shows faint crackling, but it is not generally visible.  The case is scuffed on the outside, but the gold matte and velvet pad are excellent, and the leather hinge is intact, as are the clasp hooks. Both sides of the case show some gold stamping on the inside. The outside has a design of an urn filled with flowers. There is an additional gold matte under the image that is stamped Waterbury, Conn. No. 17.Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$303
08/05/2021

 

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us
 

Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.