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    Anna Hyatt Huntington Bear Sculpture, ca. 1920

    Appraised Value:

    $5,000 (2014)

    Appraised on: August 17, 2013

    Appraised in: Richmond, Virginia

    Appraised by: Eric Silver

    Category: Metalwork & Sculpture

    Episode Info: Richmond (#1818)

    Originally Aired: May 26, 2014

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    Form: Sculpture
    Material: Bronze
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $5,000 (2014)

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    Appraised By:

    Eric Silver
    Metalwork & Sculpture
    Lillian Nassau, LLC

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: Where did you get this absolutely charming little group?

    GUEST: From my family. That's about all I know about it except it's an Anna Hyatt.

    APPRAISER: And who in your family got it?

    GUEST: Well, probably my father. We broke up his house in 1983. I thought it would be a nice memento from home, and I kept it with me.

    APPRAISER: Anna Hyatt Huntington was probably one of America's most famous animal sculptors of the early 20th century. She studied in New York with leading artists, but she also spent a lot of time at zoos and circuses actually observing animals. So you have this charming, charming group, these two figures interacting, a little mother and child. This piece was probably made in the 1920s. It's cast from what we call a lost wax technique. So it's very, very sharply detailed, very clearly cast. It has a beautiful patina on it. I think in a gallery it would probably be in the $5,000 range.

    GUEST: (chuckling) Oh, my goodness. Not a doorstop.

    APPRAISER: I don't think so.

    GUEST: Thank you very much.

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