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Case for the Daguerreotype of Michael Faraday, Late 1840s

Inventory Number: 11962
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
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.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Purchased from R. S. Clay in 1944. Part of the Clay Collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
137 115 18 mm

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