Ambrotypes

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Ambrotypes

Description

Also known as a Collodion positive on glass.

The ambrotype is an under-exposed wet collodion negative on glass that appears positive due to the presence of a dark backing or use of dark glass support. In most instances, the image is varnished and placed in a case for safe-keeping. 19th century ambrotypes were displayed in miniature cases just like daguerreotypes.
The “common ambrotype” is a clear glass support backed with a dark piece of textile, metal, secondary glass or paper, or painted directly onto the back of the image. The “ruby ambrotype” is printed onto a dark glass support that is red when viewed in transmitted light

Collection Items

Ambrotype of a woman
Cased ambrotype of a woman. Gold applied.

Ambrotype of a young man
Cased ambrotype of a young man. Colour applied. By J Timms, Holborn, London

Ambrotypes of a couple
Double cased ambrotypes of a man and woman.

Ambrotype of a young man
Half cased framed ambrotype of a young man, highly burnished to almost a mirror finish.

Ambrotype of a young couple
Partial framed ambrotype of a young couple. He looks rather pleased with himself.

Ambrotype of a family at the seaside
Half cased ambrotype of a family at the seaside. By T.Taylor of Scarborough. Purchased as part of a lot.

Ambrotype of a family at the seaside
Half cased ambrotype of a family at the seaside. Purchased as part of a lot.

Ambrotype of two boys at the seaside
Half case framed ambrotype of two boys at the seaside with fishing nets. Purchased as part of a lot.

Ambrotype of a family at the seaside
Partial framed ambrotype of a family at the seaside. Purchased as part of a lot.

Ambrotype of a family at the seaside
Half case framed ambrotype of a family at the seaside. Purchased as part of a lot.

Ambrotype of a bearded older man
Half case ambrotype of a bearded older man.

Ambrotype of a chair
Paper sleeved ambrotype of a chair in a garden by Sean MacKenna.

Ambrotype of a father and daughter
Half cased ambrotype of a father and daughter. Damage to emulsion and frame.

Ambrotype of a young couple
Partial framed ambrotype of a young couple at a table. Some colour applied to plate,

Ambrotype of a young girl
Half case framed ambrotype of a young girl. Name and date to reverse. 1860? Colour to the plate. There is another ambrotype of this young girl in a more ornate frame.

Ambrotype of a young girl
Ambrotype of a young girl sitting by a table with a book on it. Emulsion is damaged.

Ambrotype of a painting of a man
Ambrotype of an earlier painting of a man. Poor condition.

Ambrotype of a woman
Ambrotype of a woman sitting at a table. Poor condition.

Ambrotype of a man
Ambrotype of a man sitting with one arm on a table. A large Top Hat is on the table. Poor Condition.

Ambrotype of a young woman
Ambrotype of a young woman sitting. Another womans hand can be made out in the background holding up a dark cloth as a backdrop.
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