Sample Appraisal: Woman Statue
Appraisal ID: 10295
Appraised On: Jan 22, 2006
Market Value: $ 30.00
Replacement Value: $ 40.00
Based on additional information provided, this figurine is made of
clay. The maker’s mark belongs to a plastics manufacturer. Since
plastic wasn’t used until the early 1950s, this figurine wouldn’t have
been made until after that time. We believe this is a copy of a
sculpture that was copyrighted in 1908, possibly originally produced in
bronze since this piece is colored to resemble bronze. It is unclear if
‘Ione” is the name of the woman depicted or the artist, but we can find
no record of a sculptor named Ione. Based on comparative data for other
figurines recently sold, and considering the similarities and
differences for the condition, size, artistic merit, and age, we have
valued the subject piece as indicated.
Item/Title: Says IONE on front & 219 on back
Date/Period of Manufacture: Copyrighted 1908
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: The Boston Plastic Art Co. – Boston , Mass
Dimensions (HxWxD): ~5 lbs , ~10.5 in height , ~4 in width at widest point
History/Provenance: passed down through family members, acquired it in 2000
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willing buyer and seller, neither being required to act, and both having
reasonable knowledge of the facts.
Replacement Value is the price in terms of money that would be
required to replace the property in question with another of similar
age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance and condition, within a
reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.