200+ year old nike figure carved from lava rock 2 1/4 by 4 inches

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Farmville USA
Description from user:

!n 1970's Dallas Museum of Fine Arts said it was museum quality and very valuable, and SMU Museum in Dallas said very valuable and probably German and to take it to the Los Angeles Museum of Fine Art to a Peter Fucose (wrong spelling). I asked if it was valuable enough to buy a condo and their answer was maybe. It was not practical for me to go to L. A. then. I inherited from an elderly aunt (born 1895) who had gotten it from a wealthy lady who was born in the middle 1800's. The lady gave it to my aunt for doing some favors for her over the years.


Answered within about 20 hours
By George
Nov 04, 14:38 UTC
Fair Market Value
$250 - $500 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
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Dear James,

Thank you for your help and patience.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on canvas with the measurements of 4 x 2 1/2 inches. The presented object appears to be a lava cameo made in Italy in the 19th century. Such pieces are typical for Rome and the region and were produced as souvenirs for wealthy persons who made the Grand Tour through Italy to see the monuments of the Roman antique. The cameo depicts a Victoria or genius of the Spring accompanied by two amorettes.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 250 to 500 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

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