Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" Bronze, ca. 1900

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Fort Worth, Hour 1


Fort Worth, TX (2016)


Metalwork & Sculpture

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Value (Auction):

$450,000 to $500,000


Eric Silver

About the find

At ROADSHOW’s 2016 visit to Fort Worth, Texas, a guest named James brought in an Auguste Rodin bronze sculpture that belonged to his father’s great-aunt. Appraiser Eric Silver valued the bronze between $450,000 and $500,000 on the contingency that the piece could be authenticated as a genuine Rodin. Two days after the Fort Worth event, James contacted appraiser Meredith Meuwly to help him authenticate the piece with the hope of selling it. In this segment, both Silver and Meuwly explain more about Rodin, the rigorous authentication process, and what James’ piece ultimately sold for at Sotheby’s!

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