Case for the Daguerreotype of Michael Faraday, Late 1840s
|Inventory Number:|| 11962|
|Object Type:|| |
|Brief Description:||Original case of the daguerreotype portrait of Michael Faraday by Antoine Claudet (30015). When the broken cover glass was replaced and the daguerreotype re-packaged in a conservation mount it would no longer fit into its original case, which is therefore kept and numbered separately.|
Wood covered with thin black leather, granular pattern with relief rectangle, raised ribs with leaf pattern; with gold-tooled lines around top and bottom and around internal borders. Unusual curved sides. Plain dark wine red velvet pad; wine-red paper backing and velvet sides to photograph compartment. Decorative brass clasp.
|Provenance:||Purchased from R. S. Clay in 1944. Part of the Clay Collection.|
|Collection Group:||Clay Collection|
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