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My mom has a baby Jesus Sculpture that was given to her by her great, great, great grandmother according to the story it has been in our family for approx. 500 years.  The name of the sculptor is Manuel Caspicara a sculptor from 18th Century,  how can I find out if it's real, it looks pretty old.  It's about 16 to 18 inches long it's carved out of wood, It looks like it belongs in a museum or church.

The 18th Century was from 1701 through 1800

Are you sure about the age of the sculpture?

You will need to contact experts that are familiar with sculpture from that era and that region. I believe Equador? Chile?.  This is not my area, but the works have influenced other artists that I have sold works by.

Keep digging, you should uncover more info.  I would have it appraised once you find out the origin etc.


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