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I have 2 charcol drawings by Watteau. I need them

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I have 2 charcol drawings by Watteau. I need them authenticated and certified for auction. Can you give me an approximate value of each and tell me where in the metro Detroit Michigan area I should take them
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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 1 year ago
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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.

I can help you with estimated auction value and locate a local certified appraiser that can authenticate your Watteau.

Please tell me the size of your drawings in inches.

Kind regards,
Doris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello
Happy to work with you. They both measure 3 3/4 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide. I looked at past auctions at Sotheby's and Christine's and got very excited - I feel like I have a Remrant or Picoso ( probably spelled those name wrong but you know what I mean )
Paula
Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 1 year ago

Unfortunately, the auction results for Watteau's chalks/charcoals are very mixed. Many do not sell at all.

The sold auction results for those that are small like yours range from $201-117,000+.

The one that sold for $201 was the head of a girl similar to yours.

I think it best if your Jean Antoine Watteau drawings are assessed in person by an appraiser that can see them in person.

I hope this meets with your approval. Normally there is not such a wide range of values for

an artist's work. I want you to have the most accurate assessment possible.

Please allow me some time to find you the best appraiser near you to certify, authenticate and value your drawings in person.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 1 year ago

Here are two that are well-qualified, certified art appraisers in Michigan.

Michelle Conliffe

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Birmingham, MI

Kelly Knoll

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Washington, MI

I strongly recommend you contact one or both of them to give you the best valuation for what you should expect at auction.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
that is what I found on past auction results at Sotherby's. The one that sold for 201 was in 1999 it seems to me that from 2005 and forward they took a enormous jump in price.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Also the one that sol for 201 and the others in the lower price range are from the circle of Watteau and followers of Watteau and not Watteau, at least on the Christine site. Can you direct me to where you found the picture that sold for 201
Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 1 year ago

The one that sold for $201 was definitely not the "school of", "followers of" or "circle of."

I used my art reference books as well as two art subscription sites.

See the following image showing the sale results for GBP130 which amounted to $201 in US dollars at the time of the sale.

I truly wish I had better news.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It states it was signed and he never signed his chalk's according to what I read. Do you have a image of his signature on chalk that you can share ?
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