" Is my
item worth having
Is a very
good question, nobody
wants to spend money
to find out an item is
worthless. This rarely
happens, our records
from 1996-2014 show
that 97% of the
figurines sent to us
for appraisal have
been worth more than
$50.00. To date the
highest valued item we
have uncovered was
valued at $80,000.00.
The piece pictured
above was a unexpected
surprise for one of
our customers, it's a
bronze after an
original by the French
sculptor Antoine Louis
today's market this piece cast
by Susse Freres
foundry after Barye's
death would sell in
$6,000 to $9,000
range. It had been
sitting in the back of
a china cabinet since
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to $400.00 per hour, and
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