|Title:||Sarchopagus Lid Bust only|
|Description:||I believe the item to be the bust of a sarchopagus lid|
|Condition:||This item has some broken pieces and I would consider it to be in a fragile condition|
|Origin:||It was inherited from an Aunt who bought the piece at an estate sale in Ct in the early 1950s. It has been here since.|
|Provenance:||I don't know who the previous owners would have been.|
|Appraised By:||Anita Bartlett-Picarella|
|History Of The Item:||Hello,
Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for reply. I have examined the information you provided. My opinon of value is based on the accuracy of this information. A direct "hands-on" examination may reveal more information leading to different value concludsions and alter this opinion either way.
Thank you for your fine photograph/s and descriptive information
I have reserached for sold comparables. I have found several examples of Egyptian Carved and Polychromed Wood Masks and Busts. Most of those that I found do not provide a date, but they have appeared in the secondary market and the better of those have sold well. In order to determine the date, the item would have to be directly examined.
|Appraiser Tips:||There is nothing to do with this. I do not suggest you do anything but keep it out of direct sunlight to avoid fading due to sun exposure. The deeper the colors, the better.|
Following is a link to a sold or offered comparable lot which I hope you can copy and paste into your browser. Here is the link:
Although this item may not be identical to yours because of one or many factors, it is close enough to use as a guideline, and I have used this comparable, as well as others I have examined, to form my opinion of value.
|Appraiser Comments:||In conclusion, if you are planning to sell this, I suggest you take it to a real live regional auctioneer. In this manner bidders have the opportunity to directly examine the piece. In an on-line auction, since examination is impossible, I don't think you would get the best and highest price. There is an auctioneer I know well and would recommend to you. His name is Paul Marinucci and the name of the auction company is Butterscotch Auctions in Bedford, New York. If you google the name, you can get contact information and speak to Paul about your piece. He is very busy right now getting ready for his next sale on July 12th, so I suggest you wait till after that date so that he can give you the attention you deserve. I hope this helps and good luck. Values are "hypothetical" without a direct examination.|
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