Life size mountain gorilla with her baby, carved from Hawaiian teakwood.
03 September 2023

Life size and approximately 400lbs, this mountain gorilla and baby were carved by artist Wesley Smith from Hawaiian teakwood. Very detailed and realistic!


48” tall x 48” deep x 36” wide

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Answered within 8 days
By Delia
Sep 11, 13:35 UTC
Fair Market Value
$4,000 - $6,000 USD
Suggested Asking Price $10,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Wesley,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Wesley Smith (American, 20th/21st Century)
Mountain Gorilla with Baby
carved and polychromed Hawaiian teakwood
48 inches tall, 36 inches wide, 48 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: owned by the artist
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto.
~ Delia

Wesley smith Sep 13, 00:23 UTC

Thank you for your appraisal. I would need to have the asking price at $10,000. The wood is about $4000 on its own and my time on the carving is about 75 hours.
Thanks again.

Delia Sep 13, 10:34 UTC

Done, thanks!

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