Additional Info: Marked “PAT”, assumed to be either marble or alabaster
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The presented object appears to be a statue on canvas with the measurements of 24 inches in height. The figurine depicts a nude woman holding a basket. The iconography is connected with the antique goddesses Venus and Hebe. The base is marked with the letters "PAT" which stands for a patent. This figurine was made out of plaster or a mixture of plaster and grounded marble or alabaster powder. This technique is typical for figurines from Italy from the middle or 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 there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 200 to 400 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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