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I have 3 signed antique bronze sculptures that I can not…

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Hi I have 3 signed antique bronze sculptures that I can not find anywhere online. They were very exspensive 20 yrs ago but I would like to know what they are worth now because I’m selling them.

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1- is “Dora Hand” by Elie Hazak it is an ebony western woman holding a fan in one hand and hair pin in the other . She’s about 2 foot tall wearing heels and a mauvish purple skimpy dress and has a black feather boa over her shoulder

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She has one foot on the circular piece of marble base she is on and the other foot looks to be kicked back on a bottom bar railing

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 4 months ago
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Thank you for the images, I will look these over for you.
It will take a bit to research and write back, so I'll be back with you a little later.~Rarewares

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 4 months ago

Elie Hazak (born 1945)

is a listed artist from Jerusalem and now California

known as a sculptor of western subjects. This cold-painted bronze titled

Dora Hand has a current value of $500 to $700 resale based on

recent sales of his work within the past two years.

To sell, try ads on these sites; http://www.masterpieceonline.com, artbrokerage.com, askart.com, artnet.com, artvalue.com, or artprice.com.
Some other sites that I recommend for selling are Offerup.com (local), Varagesale.com (local), Wanelo.com, Bonanza.com, Ioffer.com, Etsy.com,
eBay and letgo.com (local).
You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.
Please do click the five stars now for this one, it is very important for me to get good feedback for answers.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Where did you find that one like that one had sold ? We paid right at $6000 for that many yrs ago.
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 4 months ago

I understand that but buying years ago and reselling on the secondary market today

are not going to be the same. None (not even the large pieces) of his work sell for that price now.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Where do I find recent sales of his western lady sculptures? Where did you find recent sales? I could only find his animal western pieces?
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 4 months ago

I have paid access to his recent sales on four different art databases.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the site your talking about was for the same exact statue that I have ? Because he did some white and a few ebony. From my understanding the ebony one is worth more?
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 4 months ago

Yes, this is called cold painted bronze and not really termed ebony since that is a type of wood.

You can ask whatever price you want for the sculpture and negotiate with the buyer. You can certainly ask $8,000 to $10,000 or best offer and negotiate to a price that you are comfortable with.

My research does show that his work actually sells for ranges that are all under $1000, some $1500 but those are the very large pieces with many figures; the western pieces you mentioned earlier. I have nothing to gain by undervaluing, I can only tell you what I see in front of me as facts. I do hope you understand.

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