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Dr-Caravaggio, Certified Appraiser
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I would like a sculptor by Lady Feodora Gleichen to be

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I would like a sculptor by Lady Feodora Gleichen to be valued made in 1921 of King Fasil 1st of Iraq…can you help?
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. What condition is the item in?
Customer: mint
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Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
80cm hight x 60cm width approx…
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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Please continue to find the right person to give me an estimated value?
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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Please continue the search…I am somewhat disappointed that such a famous sculpturer with pedigree is still a problem for your valuation team to find someone to provide an answer.Please expand your search…not found an answer is not really very helpful…
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

Hello. I’m Art & Antiques ExpertCustomerwith extensive experience in all kinds of antiques and art appraisals. I will be happy to assist you with your query, which was forwarded to me today. I regret that you had to wait so long.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

I am referring to the above illustrated bronze bust of King Faisal I of Iraq, dated 1921, by Countess Feodora Gleichen (1861-1922).

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

In my opinion it can be valued at around 2,500 to 3,500 GBP.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

If selling is your plan, here are a few helpful suggestions: To save the work of selling on your own, you could go to LoveAntiques.com, Sellingantiques.co.uk, Antiques.co.uk or Vinterior.co – they are all UK-based. There you can find professional antique dealers and consign your item to them if desired. A bronze of this quality could be also interesting for the major auction houses like Sotheby's, Christie's or Bonhams.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

I hope that I have provided you with the information you were seeking.

Please feel free to let me know if you need further clarification or help with this matter.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you for coming back to me…Can you provide an estimate I want to make sure sure I am getting a fair price?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have been offered £35k…should I sell?
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 13 days ago.

If you intend to sell the bust, I believe that is a very attractive price.