A very unusual Japanese ambrotype that shows a Japanese Man in traditional clothing and holding a fan in one hand and another ambrotype of his portrait in Western-style clothing. Flowering bonzai is on ornate carved wooden table next to the sitter. Red stamp at top edge of closed kiri wood case, which is 5 x 3-13/16 inches.
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Medium Ambrotype (1/4 plate)
Mount in kiri wood case
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Dimensions 4-1/8 x 3 in. (105 x 76 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.