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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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That is fine. I am asking about a Jean Poklop watercolor I

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That is fine. I am asking about a Jean Poklop watercolor I purchased from friend in Chicago. He acquired it from an art patron associated with the Chicago Institute, who used to house artists in residence. I don't know his name. He died recently. Anyway, I saw another Jean Poklop watercolor, one from the time period in which she was living in France. It was appraised at $200. However, since I believe that the one I have is of an American subject, a city waterscape, uses more pleasing colors, blues, greys and purples rather than greens and yellows and seems to be a less naive image, I believe it may be worth a little more money. I know this is small, just 13.5X8 inches and not from her later surrealist period. This one is definitely more impressionistic. It kind of looks like you are viewing the image from a rain-soaked window. However, I"d like you to take a look at it none-the-less. I can provide any images you want in order to help the process along. I am looking for a valuation as well as an idea of whether I need to list my image on my insurance policy. I purchased the picture because I like it. So, I won't be heartbroken if it isn't worth a lot of money. Thank you for your cooperation. Sue
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.


Jean Poktop is a relatively unknown artist whose work has not been internationally recognized.

Therefore your small painting would not be priced higher than $350-400 in a retail art gallery.

An insurance replacement value would be $400.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

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