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Can you tell my what Greek Orthodox Religious icons sell for

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Can you tell my what Greek Orthodox Religious icons sell for in this country?
They are painted on Gesso treated wood boards..the artist is Jordanka Babushkovska from Macedonia..she has performed expositions in Slovenia,Romania and Macedonia as a representative from the Macedonian government.
Reproducing Slavic icons using old Technique,employing tempura and gold leaf and finished with and antiqued patina.
to view examples of her work go to http://www.ihirehelp.com/Public/TutorHome.aspx?viewMode=Profile&eid=1000010893
I had a substantial collect
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 8 months ago.
Hi--could you provide dimensions of each, please?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Steve,,,They are different dimensions.


Some are 8 and1/2 inch by 11inch...others are 8and1/2 inch by 14inch.

Expert:  Steven-R replied 8 months ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX reviewed all of her listings and she indeed creates very well executed works. Unfortunately, she is not classified or recognized as a listed artist and the only listings in her name at all are in the décor trade, which is generally where reproduction icons of these types are marketed. Without being officially recognized, I honestly doubt her works will migrate to the fine arts market, ever--sorry.

 

On the secondary market, pieces such as she creates seldom achieve over $75-125 each, no matter how detailed or of what quality (above the norm). The market is very, very limited in scope and appeal worldwide as original works do come out on a regular basis in the $500 to $1,000 range commonly.

 

My best advice is to purchase them if YOU enjoy them, but do not anticipate the value rising a great deal--your better choice for long term investment would be with original works, clearly.

 

I do wish I could give you more upbeat news, but documented sales do not support an upwards trend above $125 each on them at present on the private seller secondary market.

 

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