|Title:||French Bronze Allegorical Figure|
|Date/Era/Period:||Late 19th Century|
|Description:||Medieval Statue Figurine Roman Statue Brone??|
|Condition:||Very Good Condition Rust on Base Minor wear and dusty Missing a sword or staff in his right hand|
|Origin:||Old House in New Jersey|
|Appraised By:||Anita Bartlett-Picarella|
This is Anita Bartlett-Picarella. Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for reply. I have examined the information you provided. My opinion of value is based on the accuracy of this information. A direct examination may lead to different value conclusions and alter this opinion either way.Thank you for your fine photographs and descriptive information.
Well what you have here is a late 19th Century Allegorical Figure and most of these examples were made in France. Some for domestic use and others for export.
The figural bronze had it’s beginnings in antiquity, from ancient Greece and Rome, then subsequently throughout the centuries in Europe.
Examples of these bronzes are sold at real live auctions and range in value depending upon the quality of the bronze modeling. These bronzes were made for “decorative” purposes, usually owned by people with wealth.
The market for bronze figures such as yours is very strong and I think you got a real “steal” with your purchase price of $150. Image #4 of the base indicates that this bronze was mounted to a marble base or pedestal (now lacking) which would account somewhat for the discounted price as well as the missing piece.
Following is a link to a sold example that I hope you can copy and paste into your browser. Here is the link: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2435821
This unsigned example was smaller than yours and later in date and still fetched $400 at auction. Therefore, I would think that your larger, earlier and more impressive example could be estimated for $1000 at fair market value. A dealer would at least double this value for resale in an antiques store but would have to put some money into restoration. The replacement value provided would assume this.
I hope this has been of assistance to you. Thanks for sharing it with me.
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