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An original oil painting circa early 20th century depicting Bouquet of Flowers (still life painting)

  • Andres G 
  • 3 min read

I don’t know anything about it. Looks like oil painting, it’s on what looks like old canvas, the signature in bottom right is clear but I can’t quite make out what it says. Might be just a random nothing but I’m curious to know if it can be identified by the artist at least.

This is your appraisal report, it has the following sections: Description and History, Appraisal Value (US$), How to sell it, and About the Valuation method. 

Description and history

This is an original painting (still life) bouquet of flowers from circa early 20th century. The composition and scene is commonly known as a still life painting, bouquet of flowers. There are many known artist in this style, the most famous is Van Gogh and his paintings “Bowl with Peonies and Roses”.

In late 19th century-early 20th century it was quite common to find reproductions of famous painting. Flower bouquet paintings were quite popular at the time, some of them were signed with a reproduction of the original signature. In this case, our algorithm is unable to find any exact match or similarity with any known still life painting:

So the original artwork is signed, and the scene is original. The quality of the painting is fantastic and it has an artistic value. The signature (at least with the picture provided) is impossible to read. Typically you will find this paintings made by unknown or unlisted artists, see for instance:

With all this information I am able to estimate its value as follows.

Appraisal Value ($)

– 700-900$

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How to sell it

Art pieces are difficult to sell, you will need some time to find a buyer, so be patient!

To sell the items, I would recommend doing so through the internet. You have plenty of options, for instance:

– Ebay, Craiglist, Etsy, Facebook ads, Amazon marktplace

I would probably go ahead and take a couple of good pictures, like described here:

Then I would use the provided description as a text to the ad, and an attractive ad title will make it.

There isn’t any special difference between selling it on Etsy, FB or Amazon. I would recommend to upload the same ad to at least two or three platforms. It will ensure a high visibility of the ad.

The asking price can be close to the value, it depends upon how fast you want to sell. In general, an agressive strategy of 20% price cut will work great, however it depends upon your specific location.

About the valuation method

To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer. 

That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.

For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting. 

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