Antique CH. Valton 3D Pheasant Sculpture c1900

FYI, Click on any picture to supersize.For auction we have this antique 3D casted sculpture of this beautiful Pheasant. This item was casted/sculptured in 3 parts and soldered together from what the appraiser informed us..The body and head were attached onto the body as pictured. Its beautifully casted and was all hand painted. It framed and measures 23" wide and is just under 19" tall. The bird extends 4" outward. Its marked CH. Valton and was made around the early 1900s from what we were told.Myself i only know what i,ve read about this artist.Our appraiser charged me $175.00. He put a price of around $2000.00 on this item.I think he went to the same web sight as i did as he had never heard of Mr.Ch.Valton before. I do know he won gold medals at an expo in france in the late 1800s. This item was bought at an estate sale 15 years ago and has been hanging on our wall.All i can tell you is what we were informed. We are stating bidding at $500.00. What you see is what you get. Please see our pictures. Buyers in the local 48 states pay $55.00 shipping air mail with insurance. International buyers pay $100.00 to cover packing, International priority one shipping and insurance.Payments are requested no later then 8 days from the auctions ending date please. Payments, Pay Pal, Money Orders, Checks must clear before shipping. Please see ... read more