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AppraiserJM
AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
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I have 75 Mayan/Aztec/Inca stone sculptures, I would like a

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I have 75 Mayan/Aztec/Inca stone sculptures, I would like a value of. Can you help me?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you please upload a closeup of one of the sculpture's faces, and a close up of the underside too?

Thanks.

Jennifer

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Here you go
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** are very blurry. Can you get a clear shot of the bottom? I'm trying to get an idea of the construction.

Thanks!

Jennifer

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
See if this works for you.
Thanks,
Kelly
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

Thank you.

From the bottom, these appear to be cast stone, not carved stone. (A poured and molded material.)

They also appear to be late 20th century reproductions, made for the souvenir or tourist market.

Do you have any provenance on them--where you got them, what the seller said--that would document otherwise? Because based on the photos they appear to be recent replica pieces.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
According to the owner they were found in dirt dug up in Mexico
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

Not likely.

Here's a link to men making the replicas:

http://www.macauart.net/News/ContentE.asp?region=I&id=179558

These have all the signs of being reproductions.

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

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Jennifer