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I bought a Gaston Lachaise sculpture of a honeybee on a

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I bought a Gaston Lachaise sculpture of a honeybee on a marble base, it has G LACHAISE ALVA STUDIOS (not ALVA MUSEUM REPRODUCTION as I have seen on other pieces by online research.) What does this mean and can you estimate a value?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 5 months ago.

Hello,
My name isCustomerand I would love to help.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
G. LACHAISE ALVA STUDIOS (NOT ALVA MUSEUM REPRODUCTION) NO LABELS OR OTHER MARKS
Expert:  rarewares replied 5 months ago.

This is a sculpture of bee on marble base, a reproduction of

the original that resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art,

created by Gaston Lachaise (1885-1935). This piece marked G. Lachaise/Alva Studios

has a current value of $40 to $50.00 retail. This piece was highly reproduced by this

company with both the Alva Studios and Alva Museum Reproduction mark.

A statue with either of the two different marks used by this company have the same value.

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Expert:  rarewares replied 5 months ago.

Hello,
I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.