We purchased the piece by the artist "Adriano Dalla Valentina" in september 2015. The piece stands 68cmH x 19cm W x 48cm L and has been in storage until 3 weeks ago. We paid in excess of $10,000 for it.
we are first and only owners of the piece.
Dear Hugh Peter Briotti,
Thank you for choosing Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Please find below a description along with an estimate as requested:
Adriano Dalla Valentina 'Cervantes' (boat on a wave), Italian Murano glass sculpture, 68 cm H x 19 cm W x 48 cm).
Adriano Dalla Valentina (1945-1919) is a Murano artist who began to work in the furnace at the age of 10. Over the years he has built a reputation as a great Master of Murano glass, a model for future generations. Using many glass working techniques, his works have appeared in several exhibitions worldwide. A similar ' boat on wave' is part of the B. F. Signoretti Collection, Italy and can be seem online: https://www.signoretti.it/sculptures/#&gid=3&pid=8
For your information, the estimate highlighted in red above is based on comparables offered and sold at auction in the last five years. The subject work’s size, its complexity, condition (based on photographs and comments provided), as well as the artists’ current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar items available on the primary (retail) market varies and is often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.