Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.
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Thanks. I'll take a look at this, it may take some time to research.
What is this made of?
Thank you. This is a complicated piece. I am not sure that the top and base were originally married, although both have the purpose of burning incense. The poppies and satyrs are, of course, indicative of the prolific opium trade in Cyprus, but it appears that the bottom piece is more recent than the top piece.
I will continue to research, but will also open this to other appraisers for opinions.
Hi. I apologize for the wait. You have a very unusual item and a bit out the area of normal expertise. I'm sure many of the experts have taken a look at, but are at a loss as to just what have.
I'll be glad to take a look and see what I might be able to find.
I'm sorry you're frustrated, but like I said, you have an item that isn't something that any expert can just look at it. It's not an everyday item and requires a specialty. As for the site, experts do not work for JustAnswer. We come to this site just like you. We are users that come here to help other users. We are not connected to the company or any payment you give them in any way, shape, or form.
It may not be possible to identify your piece or place a value on it. There may not be anyone here that can do that. It depends on being able to accurately find out what it is and where it came from. No one can ever make you guarantee that something like that can be done. Like I said, I'm willing to try but I cannot say for sure I can give you the answers looking for. All I can guarantee is that I'm willing to try.
Hi. I'm definitely willing. I won't make any promises, but I will definitely search every route I can think of. In the event that I can't shed some light on the mystery, I will personally put together a list of people you might contact.
I appreciate all the extra information you've given me. It's a big help. Thank you.