TIS A PITY. . . That this special quarter plate has not aged to the same perfection that was evident in the effort the daguerreian made when she visited his studio. The winsome lass was expertly taken circa 1845 and upon completion of her likeness she was placed in a rare green leather case that has a detached cover. Her jewelry was embellished with gold and lovely tinting was delicately painted on her flesh tones. The dag was obviously unsealed for a long period of time, hence the broad oxidation. The glass was very moisture laden and contaminants were transferred to the superbly polished deeply holographic silvery mirror over time. There is one obvious scratch in the upper right and many mat marks that sort of blend into the tarnish.