End of the trail bronze signed j.e. fraser

Aug 10, 2020. 19:27 UTC
End of the Trail Bronze signed J.E. Fraser
United States of America


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The bronze is signed J.E. Fraser, and numbered 53/100. It is mounted to a marble base, and measures approximately 22 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 18 inches tall. Condition is excellent except for the spear, which is cracked and bent slightly downward (see photos for damage detail).



Answered within about 16 hours
Aug 11, 11:18 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$4,000 - $6,000 USD

Insurance Value

$10,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Peter,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is arguably one of the most famous American sculptures; it was originally made in 1894 and is still being reproduced today.
From the scholarship, this bronze was so popular that Fraser made two limited edition reproductions during his lifetime - a series of 500 and a series of 100, which is what yours is from.
The break to the spear is a small flaw that does, unfortunately, affect the value adversely.
If you are interested in selling this at auction, I would recommend selling this through an auction house that specializes in Western Art
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

James Earle Fraser (American,1876 - 1953)
"End of the Trail"
bronze on a green marble socle
signed, from a limited edition #53/100
18 inches tall by 22 inches long by 7 inches wide
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Peter johnson Aug 11, 16:39 UTC

Thank you very much for your appraisal. If the damage was repaired, could you tell me what the fair market value could be?

Delia Aug 11, 16:46 UTC

I would value it at $5,000-8000 if it were repaired
Had it never been broken, it would likely have a value of $6,000-9,000...even repaired it will always be 'flawed' because of the damage

Peter johnson Aug 11, 16:47 UTC

Thank you Delia.

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