I normally don’t get excited about ninth plate daguerreotypes! And oval examples even less. However, when the image is beyond spectacular, like this brilliantly taken lad, well then, sign me up for a purchase! Casey did a marvelous and difficult reseal for me. I simply can?t display in my scan the absolute brilliance of the portrait. There is a brown spot on the lovely lad?s neck and a few smaller ones on his gorgeous tunic. A white silk cloth is opposite the child inside a complete red crushed velvet case.