Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Antique Tooled Leather and Porcelain Cabochon Photo Album

    $25.00
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    This Antique Tooled Leather and Porcelain Cabochon Photo Album dates from the late 1860's.  Measuring 5" high by 4" wide by 2.25" deep at top (3" at bottom), this album's 25 cardboard pages with arched openings (one on each side of the page) were designed to hold tintypes.  Both front and back deep red leather covers have a tooled shield-like center design in a scalloped oval surrounded by ray-like forms.  At each of the four corners is a white porcelain cabochon embedded in a brass ring.  The spine also has a decorative tooled design with the word "Album" stamped in gold at the center.  The highlight of this album is its detailed brass latch with raised cornucopia on the outside and etched vine hearts and leaves on the inside.  The inside of each cover has a two-tone orange checkerboard pattern made from squared stars.  The album may have once had matching end papers.  Spine and pages are intact but may have been re-glued.  This Antique Tooled Leather and Porcelain Cabochon Photo Album is in fair condition.  Both outside edges on the front cover are damaged.  There is wear along the edges of the covers and spine.  The pages are stained and, in some instances, missing  part of their paper covering.  The album is empty.  Ideal for art project.