How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Wayne Your Own Question

Wayne
Wayne, Auctioneer
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 3908
Experience:  40 yrs. experience in antiques, jewelry, coins and paintings - ASA 1985
67223111
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Wayne is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have an ivory (real ivory) bust of Egyptian pharaoh . It

Customer Question

I have an ivory (real ivory) bust of Egyptian pharaoh . It stands about 7" Also I have 3 monkeys with the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil also out of ivory. What are their values
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent this question at 12:41pm but as of 9:10pm I have not gotten a response
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are pictures of the two items. The monkeys are about 2 1/2" tall
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Would it be possible to send more in-focus and better photos?
Do you know any background information on these?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My aunt was in the Air Force and was stationed overseas somewhere in the Middle East she acquired the pharaoh in the 50's when ivory was still able to be traded. The monkeys were from the same period but I don't know where she bought them. My mother has since passed so I am so able to ask her anything. My aunt passed away in 1990. Here are I hope better pictures.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the additional information.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent you I hope better pictures and the history as I know it. I have not heard back from you. Do you need more info?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I am unable to open the image of the bust.
Please re-send at your convenience.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent you retakes. I will resend pics.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There,
I have not found a match to this for you.
I will opt-out and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
I will not be able to respond back after opting-out.
I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
My name is***** have been buying and selling antiques since 1971. These are African ivory carvings circa 1930s-1950s. Sold mostly to tourists. The lady would sell at auction for $100-200. The hear no evil see no evil speak no evil would sell for $80-100.
Thank you,
Wayne