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I have an original watercolor from estate of my mom. Cannot

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I have an original watercolor from estate of my mom. Cannot determine signature bit have photos.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

My name isCustomerand I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the painting,
and any labels on the back of the framing. There was only a pic of the signature in your original inquiry.
Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I've attached two files. There is nothing on the back.
Expert:  rarewares replied 4 months ago.

This is an original watercolor of pheasants created in 1981 by an artist that used the cipher CHP. The signature looks to read CHP (copyright symbol) '81.

I have searched the paid artist databases for listed artists using this cipher and there are no results. I also used CHD and a few other possible combinations, also with no result. I also used the image of the painting to do a Google image search to find similar works and also no result.

This painting looks to have been done by a regional artist that was likely from the area where your mother lived.

This painting has a current value of $200 to $300 retail value.

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