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Found an old floral painting signed by KAY. Wondering if

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Found an old floral painting signed by KAY. Wondering if there is any value. I remember seeing this in my parents home in the sixties. Thank you,
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
If you see a rate me message and I have not given you an answer With the value you are not to rate anything.
Again, ignore any rate me messages until you see my answer with the value.
Please look at this signature. Is it the same as yours.
Let me know.
Kind regards,
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Or is this the signature?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The second Kay signature was closest but there is no line behind KAY. Also the first letter K is the largest letter and the AY are both capitalized but smaller than the K. Any value? Thank you, Cindy
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Please send me a photo of the signature.
You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo.
If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the mark and take a photo of the sketch.
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or paper clip you see on your reply page.
If none is there, then you may use the free internet photo site Use the following instructions:
Go to
a. Click "Computer"
b. Find the photo file on your computer that you want to send
c. Click open on the file
d. You will see a Start Upload link on the page.
Click on it
e. Your image will appear on the screen
f. Highlight and copy the address link under Direct Link
to the right on the imgur page
g. Paste that link into your reply box on Just Answer
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I hope you received the photo of the "KAY" signature from the floral print I discovered in my parents home.
Thank you Doris for your help,
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
No. I did not. How did you post it?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Here is the Kay signature. Hope I did it right this time.
Thank you,
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the clear photo.
Please allow me time to research your question, calculate current values and write my answer.
I thank you in advance for your patience.
Kind regards,
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Their are only two artists that I could find that that signed their paintings "Kay." Neither painted in the style of your painting.
There are dozens upon dozens of artists with "Kay" in their names - both men and women.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find an accurate answer to your question.
I am going to release your question (opt-out) so that if another professional knows the answer, he/she can help you.
I will not be able to respond to your questions once I opt-out.
I hope you find the answer to your question.
Kind regards,
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What is the size?
At your convenience, please send more photos.
A complete image of the back (do not remove from frame) clear, in-focus, close-ups of the surface so I can see the texture will be ideal.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing on your board, then follow the steps on this link:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nora,
The size is 28" wide x 30" high. On the back it says 182/381 Chat & Rend (can't read the names well, I'm guessing) Also stamped on the back is "COPYRIGHTED 1948 NEWMAN DECOR, INC". Do you have access to the photos I sent earlier? Looks like it's in the original frame with glass over painting but my mom did refinish the frame in the sixties I think. I took some extra photos as you suggested. Now I'm more curious about this old painting. Thank you for your help. Cindy
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.