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    20th-Century Benin Pendant Reproduction

    Appraised Value:

    $200 - $300

    Appraised on: August 6, 2011

    Appraised in: Atlanta, Georgia

    Appraised by: John Buxton

    Category: Tribal Arts

    Episode Info: Atlanta, Hour 3 (#1615)

    Originally Aired: April 30, 2012

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    Form: Pendant
    Material: Stone
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $200 - $300

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    Appraised By:

    John Buxton
    Tribal Arts
    Antiques Appraiser and Consultant

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My dad got this at a Masai trading camp in Kenya. And he was told that it was authentic and that it was from East Africa.

    APPRAISER: This is from Nigeria. And this is Benin style, and Benin is a city in Nigeria.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: And this is in the style of an 18th-century pendant.

    GUEST: Uh-huh.

    APPRAISER: But the problem is it's much too big. It's supposed to be heart-shaped. The whole thing is an exaggeration. So we have a decorative object. A piece like this is going to be $200 to $300.

    GUEST: Okay.

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