Appraisers of Fine Art, Antiques, Collectibles, and Household Goods, since 1965
When submitting a bronze sculpture, or carving, or other type of such artwork, for online evaluation it would be most
helpful if you could provide:
1) Provenance: The item's history and where you obtained it from.
2) Measurements/dimensions in either
inches or centimeters.
3) Artist name and location
4) Digital photographs giving the front view and a picture
of any writing (i.e. foundry mark) or signature or tell us what it is often helpful.
Furthermore, we would like
to know, as best as you can:
i) Bronzes sculptures: Not only do we need to know the name of the artist’s name, we would
appreciate a cropped photo of any foundry marks stamped on the piece. Often to get a good photo of such you may need a good camera
with macro capability, if not then at least provide a good description.
ii) Other sculptures: We need to know the artist’s name, plus
if you can a picture (cropped) of the signature.
ii) Carving: We need to know the artist, plus a picture of the artist's
iv) If you think the piece is ivory, then realize that it is legal to have antiuqe pieces of ivory but the
same cannot be said of modern ivory. One way to tell is to look at the piece, and realize that ivory turns a buttery color after
a hundred plus years. If you are not sure if your piece is real or "faux ivory (often made of clay and other materials) then take
a needle, heat it redhot with a lighter, and then touch the underside (a place not seen), and it should smell like burning
horsehair if it is real.
As with all on-line evaluations, appraisals, the more of the above informations that
you provide, the more accurate our onlineevaluation, appraisal will be.