MOM WAS RELIEVED . . . When her adorable baby decided to nap in her arms while she and her son listened to the instructions from an extremely talented daguerreian who crafted their retaped quarter plate using exquisite technical acumen and a painterly palette to accentuate their flesh tones and clothing. I know you have heard me make this claim before, about not being able to reproduce a masterwork on silver that even slightly resembles the original, but honestly, the next owner will be astounded like I was when the extremely worn cover of the case (with missing pieces of leather) is removed. A brilliant purple pad pressed with a large lyre was opposite the lovely threesome. Fine patina made a natural vignette on the holographic likeness!