Carved sculpture of a little girl on a wooden base

Oct 12, 2021. 18:36 UTC
Carved sculpture of a little girl on a wooden base
Sarah
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

The base is definitely wood. The material of the girl feels more solid like ceramic or a mix of materials? She stands 10 inches tall including the base. Diameter of the base is 3.25 inches. She weighs 1 lb., 2.8 ozs. She is holding the remnants of a bouquet of dried flowers. There is slight chipping of paint in areas.

Provenance

She belonged to my German mother who was in the antique business for many years. She owned it for at least 60 years.

Answered within 3 days
Oct 15, 19:59 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$75 - $125 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$125 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This could either be chalkware or carved and painted gesso, which is a very lightweight compound mixture typically used to create ornate picture frames. In either case, the market for these is very soft
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

European School, 19th Century
Carved, painted and parcelgilt figure of a little girl with flowers
chalkware or gesso, on a wooden base
10 inches overall height
CONDITION: pitting, surface dirt and minor paint loss
PROVENANCE: inherited
$75-125*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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