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    Zachary Taylor: A Superb Reverse on Glass Portrait. These small portraits must have been extremely popular in 1848, as we have seen at least two different images set into a wide variety of frames and cases. This simple but elegant format, in a gutta-percha type oval composition frame, is one of the most attractive. The manufacturing process for the portraits themselves must have been an imperfect one which allowed moisture to get between the image and the underside of the glass, because the majority of these portraits we have encountered suffers from defects ranging from minor bubbling to extensive paint flaking. However, the present copy is as near to perfect as we have seen, and surely an unimprovable example of the type. Minor chipping around the edge of the frame is easily restored if one feels the need. Portrait 2.25" x 2.75". Overall dimensions 4" x 4.5".

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    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
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