MATERIAL: Photography (Ambrotype)
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2 X 3 3/4 inches (photo) 3 X 4 1/3 inches (case)
COMPONENTS: ambrotype photo; original kiri wood case complete with top and lots of kanji inscriptions
CONDITION: The ambrotype has fine clarity and tonality and is in excellent condition, the kiri wood case is complete and in very good shape for the age.
NOTES: One of the most unusual Japanese ambrotypes I have owned. Outstanding and original. A fine early Japanese ambrotype.
ITEM ID: 1863
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Portrait of Scholar

Year: 1897
Decade: 1890s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: Meiji 30

Japanese ambrotype portrait of a young scholar with a scroll and pipe. The young scholar’s name was Sogou (or Soga), and the photographer signed his name in English on the case top: “F. Sogo,” under the Japanese kanji for photograph.

Name: F. Sogo
Type: Photographer