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4 years ago#1
Austin
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These 2 pieces are both stamped Austin Prod Inc 1988 and Fisher. Can you tell me their worth?

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4 years ago#2
csmarshall
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You could check their website at http://www.austinsculpture.co.uk/index.cfm and try to find your item number(s) ( under 'SEARCH SCULPTURES' ). With the correct item number(s) you can then easily search sites like eBay and RubyLane for price comparison. Note that listed prices on those sites are mostly pretty bloated and represent what the owner WANTS for a figure - NOT what the item is actually 'worth'. Only a search in completed auctions on eBay for example will show you what the items REALLY went for (street value).

Hold in mind that 'value' (just like beauty) lies in the eye of the beholder, see my essay A Question Of Value.

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2 years ago#3
shutteractions
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I have the same one - did you ever find out the value?

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1 year ago#4
marveldcollector
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There are over 1,500 sculptures from Austin Production Inc. Each sculpture is unique in design and prices. If you wish to know the value of an Austin Sculpture, more information is needed.

Artist Name
Year it was made
Name of the sculpture.
Finishing painting effect - which material was used
Condition of the sculpture.

If you can provide all this information, you can post a picture of your sculpture here.

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1 year ago#5
AUSTIN PROD DAYDREAM ...
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AUSTIN PROD DAYDREAM SCULPTURE JOHN CUTRONE ART DECO 1988
without the base. slightly chipped, but not extremely noticeable.

What is a ball park estimate for this signed piece of art deco....Cutrone

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1 year ago#6
marveldcollector
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The estimated value is between $120 - $250. But without the base, I think one will be willing to pay less than $100 for it.

If you can get it repaired, that will be great. The base is wooden anyway, so finding a replacement won't be that hard.

Hope this helps.

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1 year ago#7
AUSTIN PROD DAYDREAM ...
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yes, that helps, I guess I will not throw it out..ha,ha.
Knowing they are out of production, I believe over time the price will be improved.

I think it is so unique, it is worth holding on to.

Your a great help.
Let me know if there is an inquiry and I will let you broker it, (with another wood base attached and cleaned up.)

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1 year ago#8
marveldcollector
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Oh NO! Don't throw it out Day Dreaming Happens to be one of my favorite sculptures by John Cutrone. If you can fit the base, you can get a decent sum for it.

Austin Sculptures are no longer made and I notice they are becoming rare and pricey in the market. I've seen some going for four figures already.

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1 year ago#9
Cassandra_bailey
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Name-Family bond
#AP4009
Artist-A.Danel
Amazing condition.
What are the price ranges for this piece?

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1 year ago#10
marveldcollector
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Hi Cassandra,

I'll need to know the size and if possible finishing effect. Based on the stock number, I can tell this piece is from the 90s, between 1994 - 1997. If you happen to have a photo, that will be very helpful.

As you know, the company no longer make sculptures and the demand for Austin sculptures are slowly on the increase. Sadly, there is no complete data base of sculptures.

Please provide the required information when you can and based on that, I can provide an estimated value.

Most sculptures by Alexsander Danel are prices between- $100 - $400 but some fall or go above this threshold, depending on certain qualities.

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1 year ago#11
Cassandra_bailey
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It's terra cotta if I'm correct,and if I read it right it says 1996.

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1 year ago#12
marveldcollector
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It's possible for the date to be 18996 based on the code. This particular piece is valued at $250, but it's best to center your mind around 40 - 60 percent less from this value; especially if you are looking to sell online.

But this is quite a unique piece, so it's possible someone might be willing to pay more.

All the best.

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1 year ago#13
Cassandra_bailey
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Thank you very much

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1 year ago#14
marveldcollector
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Welcome anytime

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1 year ago#15
1961
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I'm not sure of the name of the sculpture, but it is dated 1961. I would like to know an approximate price if possible.
Thanking you, Sara Sedmak

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1 year ago#16
1961
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I'm not sure of the name of the sculpture, but it is dated 1961. I would like to know an approximate price if possible.
Thanking you, Sara Sedmak

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1 year ago#17
marveldcollector
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Hi Sara,

The name of this sculpture is called The Cathedral. It is a reproduction of Augustine Rodin's statue of the same name. If you look closely at this piece, you will noticed that it's the combination of two right hands from different individuals. Rodin was well known for his peculiar art work, even criticized for it. Yet, they are very famous around the world.

The title of this piece was The Ark of the Covenant, before being named The Cathedral. The name change came into place after the publication of Rodin's Les Cath├ędrales de France, in 1914.

The original piece was carved out of stone in 1908, with tool marks and rough edges clearly visible.

Hope you will find this information useful!

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12 months ago#18
LuluMoo
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I'm so glad to see Day Dream as someone's picture. I love mine and wouldn't think of getting rid of it.

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12 months ago#19
marveldcollector
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Aww! Thank you LuluMoo Happens to be my favorite Austin Sculpture too. I love all John Cutrone sculptures but Day Dream is my favorite so far

Have a wonderful day.

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12 months ago#20
LuluMoo
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I can't believe this, but I have 3 cats and I helped them to break my Cutrone Day Dreamer!!!! Where can I get another one?

It was in mint condition, but my cat pulled it down off it's pedestal. The arm is cracked at the wrist down to the forearm. I'm wondering if I should get it restored or look for another one?

I can take a picture if you can help me.

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12 months ago#21
LuluMoo
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Here's the broken Day Dreamer. Plus the whole wrist is broken.

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12 months ago#22
LuluMoo
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Here's the broken Day Dreamer. Plus the whole wrist is broken.

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12 months ago#23
marveldcollector
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Oh that's a shame I think you should try the possibility of restoring it first. Do you Have any good sculpture restoration services in your location?

At the moment, I could not find any listed on line, so The possibility of getting a new one right now is impossible. But, it might show up soon

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12 months ago#24
LuluMoo
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I feel so stupid that I put a sheet over it and thought my big fat cat wouldn't be curious. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

I'll ask at the Alexandria Art League. They have sculptors there that could may be able to glue the pieces together and fill in the missing areas. However, I'm not made of money. What would a repaired Daydreamer go for? I bought it a while back for $95. The retail price I saw around $285. I'll let you know how it goes.


Thanks for your help.

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12 months ago#25
marveldcollector
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Austin sculptures have become vary valuable today so you are going to find Arts dealer asking for ridiculously high prices for them. Believe it or not, I once saw one going for over $1,000.

I am not sure how much they will ask for repairs. If it's up to $100 or more I will suggest you just wait until one shows up and buy it, because you can get one in good condition for $120 or maybe less, especially if the dealer has little idea on Austin Sculptures value.

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12 months ago#26
LuluMoo
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I'll get an estimate, but if they're charging a fortune, that is definitely the tactic I'll take.

Thanks again.

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12 months ago#27
marveldcollector
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You are welcome

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12 months ago#28
marveldcollector
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Hi again,

Don't know if you've found someone to repair your sculpture yet. I am just giving you a heads up that Day Dream is available on Ebay for sale. There are two,the starting bid for one is $89.99 with little imperfections.
The other piece $350.00 starting bid. Pricey I think, but I guess people can ask for anything as the company is no longer producing sculptures.

I am including the link for the cheaper one here, just in case you are interested.

Day Dream- Cutrone Ebay

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12 months ago#29
LuluMoo
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I paid $275 for Daydream with shipping from the artist. Boy, am I glad you were looking for me.

I will keep sheets away from the cats from now on.

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12 months ago#30
marveldcollector
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good to know and please doo keep it away from that cute kitty I think it curious about sculptures too
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