Purchased two custom glass art figurines in Italy from Murano glass at a cost of €14,200 would like to get these appraised for insurance purposes. These are 30 inches tall.
This is a professional appraisal report, provided upon request. In this report, I researched and interpreted information provided by the requester. The appraisal report contains different sections to complete the description, identification, and appraisal of this artwork ( A Pair of Fine Quality Female Torso Murano glass Filigrana Style made in Italy ). Extra information like where the painting came from, who painted it, what style it is, when it was made, how it was valued (Mark to Market Valuation), and where to sell it.
This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the artwork you own, whether it is a painting, sculpture, or another type of art. The information provided will help you to understand your piece and its value. I use the world reserve currency (US dollars) to appraise each piece. The selection aims to avoid currency risk variations that could affect appraisals over time. This report is not intended to encourage you to sell this piece; rather, it aims to provide information on your art’s value so that you know what steps to take if you do wish to sell.
Description, research, and provenance of A Pair of Fine Quality Female Torso Murano glass Filigrana Style made in Italy
Identification with Artificial Intelligence
I have used Image search, a process where the artificial intelligence (AI) will look through a database of images and attempt to find ones that match the seed image. This can be done by using various algorithms, including pattern recognition and machine learning.
The results of the automatic recognition are not conclusive. If a match is found, it will be shown below:
What specific information can we obtain from this test?
The frontal artwork picture is different to any of the previous results. I can confirm this is a unique, hand made, original Murano glass vase.
What is the age of this artwork?
Determining the age of a Murano glass vase can be tricky for even the most experienced collector. One helpful hint is to look for the signature or label of a specific glassmaker. Many renowned glass blowers from Murano have been creating designs for decades, making it easy to estimate the age based on when a specific artist was active. Another method is looking at the color and design of the vase. While many glassmakers continue to use traditional techniques passed down through generations, certain styles and hues have become trendy over time. Comparing a vase to known time periods in Murano’s history can help narrow down its approximate age. It’s also important to keep in mind that older doesn’t necessarily mean more valuable – some vintage designs have become highly sought after, while newer pieces may be considered more contemporary and desirable by buyers. With careful examination and research, any collector can confidently determine the age of their Murano glass vase.
I concluded the painting was made circa mid to late 20th Century.
Who has made this artwork?
I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures. I couldn’t find a signature of the vases, but we have the original purchase receipt that can be used to know more information about the vases:
The unique creations of Venier SRL enhance any room with their beauty and elegance. As a maker of Murano glass, their designs display the amazing techniques and craftsmanship that have made Murano glass famous. Each piece is hand-blown by skilled artisans, creating one-of-a-kind works of art. From vibrant vases to delicate figurines, their collection features a diverse range of colors and styles. Whether used as a stand-alone statement piece or as part of an overall design plan, Venier SRL’s Murano glass adds grace and charm to any space. Their stunning creations can truly transform a room into something special. When searching for exquisite Murano glass, look no further than Venier SRL.
Medium, frame construction, style, and frame
I don’t have any doubt this is an original, high quality Murano Glass Vase.
The art of Filigrana glass decoration dates back to 16th century Venice and remains a prized craft today. This particular female torso sculpture features an intricate pattern of twisted glass rods, known as canes, that gives the sculpture a delicate yet dynamic effect. The expensive and time-consuming process of creating Filigrana Style pieces means that they are highly coveted by collectors. In fact, this type of glasswork has even been featured in museum exhibitions around the world. Whether displayed as a standalone piece or paired with other Filigrana Style decorations, this beautiful female torso is sure to be a valuable addition to any collection.
I would encourage anyone interested in purchasing this artwork to do so quickly, as it is likely to become more valuable over time. paintings of this quality are becoming increasingly rare, so it is a good investment.
A Pair of Fine Quality Female Torso Murano glass Filigrana Style made in Italy : Final Appraisal Value ($)
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How to sell it
Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. This can take a lot of time. Be patient, but also make sure that the price you are asking for is the right one for your pieces of art. Consider the following tips on how to sell antiques and collectibles online: These tips will help maximize the price of your antique or collectible.
I would recommend selling it online. There are many ways to do this. For instance, Post an ad on Craigslist. Use eBay to sell antiques online. Post a listing on the Etsy marketplace. Sell with direct messages using Instagram. You can create a website using Squarespace or WordPress. Use Shopify to sell via a website, POS and social channels. List your items on Bonanza.com, Facebook Marketplaces, or Amazon Marketplaces. If you don’t have time, I would recommend starting with Facebook, Etsy, and Amazon.
The key to selling antiques online is to let potential customers know that you know what you are talking about. It’s much more difficult to sell something when the potential buyer can’t be sure it’s authentic. Sellers should use a well-thought out descriptive guide like this one. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through classified ads. If a buyer asks for more information, giving them some valuable facts well ahead of time will get you more sales because your reputation will increase and real customers are the ones who ask for more details.
In order to sell your antiques online, you will need to create a profile on the relevant forum (Etsy, Amazon, and FB). Make sure you add a high-resolution image of the product (include at least 3 detailed photos) and add some text. The text should be informative and straight to the point; nothing fancy or fluffy.
Asking price is a big factor in selling your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chipped paint), you are unlikely to get many bids. If the asking price is too low, it will cost you money for repairs, shipping, and insurance. As a general rule, I would recommend setting an asking price that is 80% of the value of this report, so you will make the listing attractive from the beginning.
About the valuation method
I have considered the results from past auction sales to value this item. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price 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 generate 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 as a print, a limited edition print, or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be found, the painting’s value is based on its quality and how interested the market might be in it.
To value this item, I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price 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 generate 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.
Trying to determine the likely interests and tastes of a broad market can be tricky. You might not think collectors would be interested in works by a lesser-known artist, but they might be more interested than you think. You can’t know for sure without doing some market research. The same is true for artists whose work is in major museums or galleries but does not command high prices at auction or from dealers. Do not confuse the print with the original limited edition. Be aware that the value of a piece of art is linked to the artist’s name and reputation. The work’s quality and how interesting it might be are also important parts of its evaluation.
Quality art can be a good investment, but a large print or lithograph might not be as valuable. There are many different kinds of prints. Original works of art are worth the most, followed by limited edition prints, which can only be made in a certain number.