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Dr-Caravaggio
Dr-Caravaggio, Certified Appraiser
Category: Appraisals
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Experience:  Art Historian, Certified Appraiser, Curator, Fmr. Museum Director
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I have a sculpture of black man's head which I inherited

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I have a sculpture of black man's head which I inherited with a housee
JA: What would you like to learn about the sculpture? Are there any unique markings or symbols?
Customer: Has really good detail... There is a signature on it nd want to know if worth anything or do I skip it
JA: The Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the sculpture is? What condition is it in?
Customer: Good condition... No dates on it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Appraiser should know?
Customer: No nothing I can think of
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 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.

I would like to see clear photos of your item (including of the signature) in order to offer bespoke information and a precise valuation.

Please let me also know measurements.

Please use the file attachment function for sending photos directly in this application.

To do so, click the upload icon on the reply box in your question.

This will allow me to immediately get an image of your item and continue working on your question.

Photos sent by text message won’t be received.

How to upload/send photos to this chat from a computer:

https://www.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
File attached (Z61QVSV)
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
File attached (T4L2636)
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** see the photo files provided and come back to you soon.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

With regard to this sculpted head of a black man we would like to inform you that we cannot attribute it to a listed artist at the moment, as the signature is not clearly readable.

This does not mean that it has no quality – on the contrary, it is very well done.

This sculpture appears to be from the second half of the 20th century.

As long as it cannot be attributed to a listed artist, it may be valued at around 100 to 200 GBP, depending on the size.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

If selling is your plan, here are a few helpful suggestions:

Besides Facebook Marketplace, there are also other suitable online classifieds markets for the private sale of antique and vintage items such as Etsy.com, eBay.co.uk and JustCollecting.com.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

Please let us know if you need further clarification or help with this matter.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Where would be best to sell locally? Close to Cardiff in South Wales
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

Please give me a few minutes.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

Facebook Marketplace is how most people like to post things for sale locally.

I am also sending a link with antique and vintage shops in South Wales for your convenience:

https://www.yell.com/s/antique+dealers-south+wales.html

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

The following link might be also helpful:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/813428035390771/

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

Thank you very much for your consultation request.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr-Caravaggio replied 12 days ago.

You're very welcome.