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I have an oil painting by Leighton-jones of Emmitt Kelly. My

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I have an oil painting by Leighton-jones of Emmitt Kelly. My parents bought this from Leighton-jones in Florida in the 80,s, Can you give me a ballpark estimate
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
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What is the size?
At your convenience, please send photos.
A complete image of the artwork including frame both front and back (do not remove from frame), a clear in-focus close-up of the signature, and a close-up of the surface so I can see the texture will be ideal.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, My screen indicates you sent a response, but one is not posted here. ~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The photo isattached
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My parents bought it from leighton jones himself in miami sometime in the 80's.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the image.
Please allow me some time to look this over for you.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for your patience.
On today’s market, an original painting by Barry Leighton Jones (1932 - 2011) of Emmett Kelly as a clown would carry an auction estimate of $1000 - $1500. At retail, it can be priced up to $4000. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $6000.
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