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My Father just passed away and he has three paintings by

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My Father just passed away and he has three paintings by David Mercade, or Mercode. My father met him in 1956 while visiting Spain. This artist painted two which I believe could be watercolor painting, but I am not sure. They are of the narrow streets in Spain, there are two of them and another larger painting of a large ship. He gave all three if these to my Father and I was wondering if someone could help me get an appraisal on them to put insurance on them. They are the originals and I believe he only painted these and gave them to my Father as they became friends. My name is***** and I live in Wisconsin, my phone number is(###) ###-####or my email address is***@******.***.
I appreciate your time on this matter,
Linda M Specht
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 4 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the painting,
signature and back of frame so that I can get visual clues of the date, artist, framing construction and value.
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Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


You have paintings by a Spanish artist whose full name is***** His watercolor paintings sell at auction for $400 - $500 and the suggested insurance or replacement value for each is $1000. If the larger painting is also watercolor, then insure for $1500 - $2000. Feel free to add images at your convenience, there is not an additional charge for photos here.

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