“CORDUAN & Co N.Y.” HALLMARK. This circa 1844 retaped sixth plate has exceptional contrast and sharpness, although the buff strokes were rather harsh. The handsome gent is held in the bottom of a leather case that didn?t have a design. I am wicked impressed by the subject?s large dark eyes that saw everything and missed nothing. The forward placement of his hand, and was it to display those rings, or just the natural position when he rested his arm on the red tinted tablecloth caused it to become enlarged and quite prominent. There are many tiny white specks in the silver, which has a very weird flowing surface from a heavy application of either gold chloride or some other sort of sealant. The man certainly daguerreotyped well!