1843c Extremely Rare Quarter Plate Wharton Patent Brass Pinchbeck In largest known Beard Pat. Japanned Frame – Confident Man Semi-Profile By Beard – These quarter plate Whartons are extremely rare with only a handful known to exist . Plate is in pristine condition. Strong presence and lighting. There is no cloud on the image, just heavy horizontal buffing being picked up by the scanner. The line in the background is not on the plate but is likely a crease in the studio back drop sheeting.