Question I bought a painting of a man smoking a pipe ( a tavern painting) about ten years ago. Recently I found out it was an Oil painting Signed by Alberto Ceconni. The back has gallery markings of "arts International, Gallery of Discoveries Scottsdale Az" On all 3 of the Frame pieces. The framing was done in Glendale Ny.by alcino? I was told that this was a post WW2 Framing company, and that it was probably a reproduction due to the frame. I've gone online and noticed that All examples of Ceconni's paintings from later in his life had the exact framing. It is a definite oil painting. I would just like your opinion on where to go to validate that this is a real painting and not some late 60's knock off. Once again the Image upload function is resetting after i try to upload. If you need further info i can email you photos of the front and back.
Answer John, here is a fair market vlue:
Title Busto di ragazzo
Medium oil on panel
Size Height 8.7 in.; Width 6.4 in. / Height 22.2 cm.; Width 16.3 cm.
Sale of Farsetti Arte: Saturday, October 30, 2010 [Lot 00529]
Asta di Dipinti e Sculture del XIX e XX secolo
Estimate 500 - 700 EUR (697 - 976 USD)
Sold For 440 EUR (613 USD) HAMMER Currency Converter
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