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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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I have a Ray Evans watercolour on parchment of the Southgate

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I have a Ray Evans watercolour on parchment of the Southgate in Winchester, I am looking for a true valuation it is in excellent condition.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please tell me the dimensions of your painting. I also need the type of frame and matting it is in.

Kind regards,

Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am not with the painting at the moment but with the frame and border it is 2 ft by 18 inches a gold coloured frame I think of no value .
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for all the information.

Please allow me time to research your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

Kind regards,

Doris
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.
Ray Evans is known as a UK artist. He was born in 1920.

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.

I was able to determine an estimated auction value of $450 for your watercolor on parchment after comparing the auction values of similar watercolors by Ray Evans.

A retail art gallery would charge at least double the auction sales price.
This means the retail price of your painting would be at least $900 assuming excellent condition.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.

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Doris
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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.
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