Painted wine bottle possible britto

Feb 15, 2021. 22:06 UTC
Painted wine bottle possible Britto
Jerry
United States of America

Category
Pop art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

I am somewhat confident this is a Remero Britto... i purchased at a garage sale.

Provenance

nothing

Answered within about 16 hours
Feb 16, 13:50 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,200 USD

Insurance Value

$2,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963)
Pop-art painted wine bottle
signed Britto below the shoulder
In bold primary colors, inscribed DUDE along the bottom.
15 inches tall, 5 inches diameter
PROVENANCE: purchased at a garage sale
$800-1,200*
*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, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Jerry duke Feb 16, 14:24 UTC

Are there other pieces that Britto may have done that were not signed? What does the "Dude" mean (if anything)? Honestly... I have looked at that signature hundreds of times and I can only make out the first letter as either a B or an A I thought there was an O and the last letter as an E... It looks nothing like anything I have seen online as signed by Britto if it was actually him. Do you know if Britto's company would even authenticate?

It is 15"tall and 5" wide.
Thank you

Jerry duke Feb 16, 14:25 UTC

One more thought.. I did notice the "sribbles" in the background on the front are pretty dead on for everything I have seen.

Jerry duke Feb 16, 14:26 UTC

Finally (sorry for so many questions).. if I were to authenticate it, how would that affect the price?

Delia Feb 16, 15:02 UTC

I had not noticed the signature and - because you had said in your initial notes that you were confident this was by him - I had figured it was not signed (yes, there are pieces that people have attributed to him that aren't signed). Yes, that is his signature so I will go ahead and change the attribution, value and include the measurements.

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