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Victorian Ambrotype of a Man Smoking a Clay Pipe


Code: 11531


H: 8cm (3.1")W: 6.5cm (2.6")

A Victorian portrait ambrotype, circa 1860, of a man smoking a clay pipe with a hat and a cane, within original gilt metal frame and slip and partial leather case with hanging loop.

NB: The ambrotype an early form of photography, also known as a collodion positive in the UK, is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed by reflected light. (Wikipedia)