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I have an painting of a Mandarin man smoking a pipe. It is

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I have an painting of a Mandarin man smoking a pipe. It is in oil on what look like palm leaves. The artist signature looks like "Samain", and it is 19 6/8 by 24 inches. I'd like to know it's value.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** am a certified appraiser and would be happy to help you. This is a oil painting done on leaves you are correct. The older man smoking an opium pipe and thinking of his life. The value is 275.00 and dates to the 1930 1940s. Very nice painting. Please let me know if I may help you further.

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


This is a well known tourist trade type of painting from Vietnam done on tobacco leaves. This dates to the 1970's and they realistically sell for an average of $100 on today's market.

There were various and numerous artisans who are unlisted who made these as a living in villages in Vietnam.

Here is a link to a brief discussion thread on Vietnamese tobacco leaf paintings for you:

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Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 year ago.

Hello checking int o see if I may be of further help fr you on this. It is a well done painting. If I may further assist you please let me know.

Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 year ago.

Hello if I may help you further please let me know on this painting.

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