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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have the silver and gold statue of A Giannelli Bald eagle

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I have the silver and gold statue of A Giannelli Bald eagle 1976. Purchased in New York 2006. am curious to know it's approximate value and how do I market it, it is so heavy...Keith Holland Australia
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.
Hello,My name isCustomerand I would love to help.The next step would be for me to see pictures of the statue and marks so that I can get visual clues of the size, date and value.Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time and I will be able to complete my answer, thank you!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have included 2 photos
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.
This piece is by the artist, Arnaldo Giannelli, (Italian, born 1907).This artist was a master sculptor that graduated from the Royal School of Art and in 1944 opened his own studio with much of his work commissioned by the allied forces. He was named the president of the "Alabaster Craftsman Guild" from 1953 until 1961.Among his better known works was a bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower and a bust of the president of Kenya. He was awarded the title of "Cavaliere della Repubblica" in 1970 for his professional achievements in the fine arts field. His models have been cast in a number of mediums such as bronze, silver, and bonded alabaster and marble (a resin and powdered stone mix).These pieces are all made from molds, and while not mass produced, they are made in large numbers for the decorator market. His company, named Egregia is still in operation.This silvered eagle is a silver overlay and not solid silver. In the current market his larger birds like this eagle with a silver overlay sell at auction for over $600.00USD or $794AUD, with a replacement value for insurance purposes of about $1,100.00USD or 1456AUD.It is important for you to click the stars after you have read this answer.