African Carved Wood Statue of Seated Mother Nursing Infant
24 August 2022
Description

This is a lovely carved wood statue of a mother sitting and breastfeeding her child. Her hair is stained black, the rest of the wood is either rubbed or stained. She is from my private collection of statues that depict the mother/child breastfeeding relationship around the world. I acquired her in a private sale through eBay.

Dimensions

12 3/4 inches tall; 4 1/2 inches wide; 4 1/2 inches deep. She weights 1 pound and 5.8 ounces

Provenance

This lovely statue is from my private collection of statues from around the world that depict the mother/child breastfeeding relationship. I acquired her in a private sale through eBay.

Acquired from
Other
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 14 hours
By George O
Aug 25, 09:05 UTC
Fair Market Value
$50 - $100 USD
Suggested Asking Price $70 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Anne,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a wooden carving with 12 3/4
inches in height. The statue depicts an African woman nursing her child in her arms. This motif of the nursing mother has a long tradition in African cultures. This piece was made in the second half of the 20th century.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and no severe damage is visible in the images.
A fair market estimation would be between 50 to 100 USD.
This estimate is based on recently recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

Anne mitchell Aug 25, 15:28 UTC

Hi George! Good to hear from you! Thank you!

George o Aug 26, 09:58 UTC

Dear Anne,

Thank you for your email and you are very welcome.

With kind regards,
George

Anne mitchell Sep 25, 16:51 UTC

Hello again, George, can you please provide me with insurance values on this and the two previous appraisals? I'm not sure why they are no longer showing up, is it because I selected "maybe" or "yes" for selling? When I selected "no" I received both an insurance valuation and a fair market value. Thank you!

George o Sep 26, 10:17 UTC

Dear Anne,

Thank you for your email. An insurance value would be around 150 USD.

With kind regards,
George

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