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Wide Wilderness: Western & Wildlife Works

Wed, May 22, 2024 11:00AM EDT
  2024-05-22 11:00:00 2024-05-22 11:00:00 America/New_York Revere Auctions Revere Auctions : Wide Wilderness: Western & Wildlife Works
This sale features an amazing selection of art, bronze sculpture, and photography related to America's western history. Including a lovely selection of daguerreotype photographs, artworks depicting the abundant wildlife in the United States, and a selection of Native American art. Also included is a group of southwest jewelry. Including artists such as David Maass, Charles Russell, Harry Adamson, Barry Stein, and many more!
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Lot 265

Gutta-Percha Deer Case w/ Daguerreotype Portraits

Estimate: $200 - $400
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Pair of Daguerreotype portrait photographs: one depicting a seated pair of men and the other depicting a portrait of a single man. Housed under glass in gilt metal frames encased with a gutta-percha or thermoplastic case. The case with a design of two deer along either side.

Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Height: 3 3/4 in x width: 3 1/2 in x depth: 3/4 in. The portrait of a single man is greatly discolored, especially along the margins. Some light discoloration along the margins of the portrait of two men. Some spots of discoloration to the gilt metal frames. The case is in good condition, however, it does not clasp firmly shut.

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