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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I am having a clear out at my late mothers house and she has

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Hello I am having a clear out at my late mothers house and she has 2 Asian/Oriental carved soapstone figures that I am wondering if they are of any value? She has had them 60 years anyway to my knowledge. They are approx 4.5 inches tall and 4 inches wide, hollow inside but quite heavy.
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the item is?
Customer: just that my Mum has had them 60 years and I don't know where she got them. They are pretty ugly.
JA: What condition is the item in?
Customer: Excellent
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: not really other than despite being hollow they are quite heavy

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hi I have attached 2 photos I do have more but can't seem to attach just now
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hi I really don't want to pay more than the £5 suggested on the opening page as they may well worthless and I am still getting over paying for the funeral so really can't spend much just now so sorry lets just cancel this for the moment until I am in a better place

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
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These are 1910 to 1930s Chinese carved soapstone immortal figurines (two of the eight immortals of Chinese folklore) valued at 85GBP each.

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I specialize in fine and costume jewelry, porcelain, lamps, books, pottery, glass, furniture,
mid-century modern, art, coins,
silver, gold, figurines, clocks, watches, toys, pocket watches, musical items, and dolls.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you so much I didn’t realise the reply would be so detailed . I have lots more stuff to clear . I am happy to pay you a fee I was just a bit concerned not having used the site before and I don’t have much spare cash until I can sell some bits and bobs . Thank you

You are so welcome, I am so glad that I could help.

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