How to Find Out If a Brass Statue Is Worth Money?

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The most important component about finding out if your bronze statue is worth money is research. What may seem like an old, worthless relic could really be a priceless piece of art. There are many resources to explore.

Things You'll Need

  • Things you’ll need:
  • Computer
  • Access to the Internet
  • Digital camera

How to find out if your Bronze Statue is worth money

  • Inspect the bronze sculpture carefully. Search for any stamp marks, insignias or carvings on the statue. If the statue has a certificate from an artist that is even better. It will make research easier.

  • Photograph the statue from every angle, i.e., front, right side, left side, back, top, bottom. Make sure to include any carvings, stamps or insignias you found while inspecting the statue.

  • Conduct research online or at a library on any insignias or markings you found. If none were found, do comparison research--that is compare it with bronze sculptures already on the market. If a replicate sculpture is found and a value specified, then you've found a potential price.

  • Research appraisers. Once a credible appraiser has been found, send the photos for an estimate. Different appraisers have different techniques, so adapting strategies will be important.

Tips & Warnings

  • The television show \"Antique Roadshow\" is highly recommended. They have additional resources on their website.
  • The ideal would be to take the bronze statue for an appraisal to an \"Antique Roadshow\" event. Check the show's website to get a list of upcoming appearances.

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