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Glenda B. Appraiser, Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
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I have what I believe to be an original work of art by

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Hi, I have what I believe to be an original work of art by the late Turkish Cypriot artist Ali Atakan. It measures 23" x 16", mounted under glass in a basic wooden frame. I have a photo of both the artwork and the signature. Not sure how to upload it? Can you give me an idea of its value please? Thanks. Christine

ps: (Edited two days later....) Any chance of a reply yet pls?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Wayne replied 2 years ago.
Can you post a photo of this?
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Click the Browse button
Select your file and click Open
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

painting by Ali Atakan

Thank you Wayne. Will try the signature upload again (file seemed huge).

Expert:  Wayne replied 2 years ago.
According to my research, I agree that your painting is consistant with the work of Ali Atakan. Unfortunately, I can not find any market data for paintings by him. I will opt-out of this question and open it up to other experts and perhaps someone else may be able to help.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks Wayne; a little confused tho as I seem to have been charged $35 for having had an answer to my question...

I thought I would only be charged for tangible information about my painting not either:

a) just help to upload a photo and/or

b) a 'sorry, I can't help you' reply.

Have I been charged by mistake?