My 95 years old aunt says it's gold plated, and it was worth $5000 about 20 years ago.
Any info will be greatly appreciated,
We have just acquired what we think is a Guan Yin statue. Not sure if it is made of jade, soapstone or something else. It is hard, heavy, smooth and cold. The statue has characters on the bottom that we would love to understand. Can someone help us interpret what the bottom says and what kind of stone this is carved from?
Hi trying to figure this out this had a dice inside so not sure if it is a game??
Does anybody know anything about this print. It is one of a pair. I inherited these years ago from my grandma. Any info is always appreciated. Thank You!
I recently bought this painting at a local auction for next to nothing... took me quite awhile to find the artist's signature which is actually located in the top right-hand corner - PETER VAN DEN BRAKEN. I do not believe the auction house had found the signature because it wasn't said to be signed nor do I believe they thought it of any value. Peter Van Den Braken was from the Netherlands; born 1896, died 1979. He was actually in Canada in the early 1950's but I do not know how long he lived here. There is the word "Kingsmere" written across the back of the painting that intrigued me - googling that, I found reference to Prime Minister MacKenzie King's summer residence. And then today, I found these newspaper articles from 1951 & 1952 from the Ottawa Citizen & the Montreal Gazette which kind of confirms that this oil painting may be one of 36 that Peter Van Den Braken painted while at "Kingsmere".
I know it's almost 70 years since Braken was at Kingsmere & painted the landscapes around the estate but might there be someplace where there might be a listing of the paintings he did while there? Would be great to have proof positive.
And, knowing that this painting I bought might actually be one of those 36, wouldn't it actually be an expensive painting??? Any ideas what it might actually be worth???
Can anyone tell me if this miniature is old Chinese Jade? It is carved and attatched to base. One jump ring is missing. I'm not sure if I know how to use this site properly, hopefully will recieve email. Any help is appreciated.