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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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I have a Sharpe painting. It's a small 5x7, painting of

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I have a Marjorie Sharpe painting. It's a small 5x7, painting of roses, signed by artist. What might the value be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.

Sometimes my customers click the wrong button when they really do not want a "live conversation." Please be careful what choices you click on.

What medium did the artist use to do the painting.....oils, watercolors, etc.?

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are we able to have a live chat on line? Or will you email me back?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

You may have seen this; but just in case you have not, I will include here.

Marjorie Rosalind Sharp(e)

"Marjorie paints mainly in oils in the realist style and is a very accomplished artist. She has had painting excursions to many countries and tuition with well-known artists which has given her a wealth of experience and subject matter to work with.

Her building and landscapes have compositional expertise resulting from years of research and on location painting. Although painting with oil is her first preference, birds and flowers are her favourite subjects in watercolour. Mixed media is another interesting media where Marjorie enjoys experimenting with acrylic, watercolour and pastel to achieve the results she aims for in paintings.

In 2001 Marjorie had her first Solo Exhibition which was an outstanding success. One purchase was from Rolly Tasker for his Australian Sailing Museum. She has won many awards and was featured in the Australian Artist Magazine in 2001 and 2004.

Marjorie is also a Ceramic Artist and at one stage, operated her own Ceramic Studio, being well-known for her exquisite porcelain doll making.

Marjorie ‘s introduction to printmaking was while completing her Certificate of Art and Design at Central Metropolitan College of W.A. in the late 1980’s.

She is a member of Arts–Culture-Peel, the Alfred Cove Arts Ass., Botanical Art School of Melbourne, Impressionist Printmakers, Printmakers Association of W.A. Murray Arts and Crafts Society W.A. & Mala Peel."

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.

Using this standard method, I was able to determine a retail value of $450-550 assuming very good condition.

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

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

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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?

Let me know,
Kind regards,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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