Théophile Jean Delaye Watercolors, ca. 1930
I understand a couple of garage sale finds here?
Thrift store, okay. What'd you pay for these?
Well, what they are is watercolor and gouache. And the artist is Théophile Jean Delaye. And there's little inscriptions on each of these. One is "The Markets of Fez," which is a town in Morocco. And then down below, we have "Tinzouline," but there's a lot of these scenes of the architecture.
Where you see these sort of mud brick buildings. But the ones that tend to do better are the ones that are market scenes. As I said, these are the ones which are very typical, and those sell generally for about $2,000.
Now, the market scenes, the last one, ones I've seen, sold for $5,000 and $9,000 at auction. So basically, for your $30, you probably came up with about $6,000 to $10,000 worth of art.
Pretty good investment. (chuckles)
I think so, yeah.
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