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Many art collectors eventually reach a point where they need to sell some or all of their collection. Other times, family members or loved ones of a collector may inherit a collection of old paintings and be unsure of how to approach their next step.

Many art collectors eventually reach a point where they need to sell some or all of their collection.

Other times, family members or loved ones of a collector may inherit a collection of old paintings and be unsure of how to approach their next step.

In order to ensure you receive the best possible price for your paintings, sculptures or other works of art, it’s important to take some time to prepare.

There are a few different options for selling an art collection, and the best approach depends on the size and value of the collection. For smaller collections, art galleries or a private dealer may be willing to purchase individual pieces of estate art, or art which has been previously owned. For larger collections, auction houses such as Nest Egg Auctions are usually the best option.

A CLOSER LOOK

Forgeries and counterfeits are a continual problem in the art world. Especially when it comes to more expensive and rare artwork, there are always people trying to take advantage of collectors by selling them fake pieces. As a result, it’s important to know how to identify a genuine work of art. One way to do this is by examining the materials used. For example, if a painting is claimed to be from the Renaissance but is made with modern paints, it’s likely a forgery.

Another method of identification is through provenance, or the history of ownership of a work of art. Rare artwork will usually have a well-documented provenance, while forgeries will often have gaps in their history. Experts can also use scientific testing to identify hidden details or identify forgeries. With these methods, it’s possible to determine whether a work of art is genuine or not.

When it comes to rare artwork, there are a few ways to identify pieces that may be valuable. One way is to look for pieces that have been signed or initialed by the artist. If the piece is unsigned, it may still be valuable if it can be attributed to a specific artist. Another way to identify rare artwork is to look for pieces with unique features or characteristics. For example, a piece may be made with rare materials or have an unusual size or shape. Rare artwork may also have historical significance, such as being made by a famous artist, being connected to an important event or part of a limited edition run. If you think you have a rare piece of artwork, it’s best to consult with an expert to get an accurate appraisal.

APPRAISAL

You will need to have your art collection appraised by a qualified professional. This will give you a better idea of the value of your collection and will help you determine a fair asking price. Nest Egg Auctions staff have conducted numerous antiques and fine art appraisals for a host of regional clients, including Daughters of the American Revolution, several historical societies throughout New England and Connecticut Public Television, both on and off camera.

Once you have an appraisal in hand, the next step is authentication. If you are selling works by well-known artists, potential buyers will want to know the pieces are genuine. To authenticate your artworks, you will need to obtain certificates of authenticity from reputable galleries or dealers. With these steps complete, you will be ready to sell your art collection and receive the best possible price for your paintings and other works of art.

WHAT DO I HAVE?

Paintings

Paintings come in a variety of styles and mediums. The most popular paintings are oil paintings, watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings and pastel paintings.

Oil paintings are made with oil paint, which is a type of paint that is made with pigments that are suspended in an oil medium. Watercolor paintings are made with water-soluble pigments and a water-based medium. Acrylic paintings are made with synthetic polymers that are suspended in a water-based medium. Pastel paintings are made with dry pigments that are held together with a binder. There are also mixed media paintings, which can be made with any combination of the above mediums.

One popular type of painting is still life, which usually features inanimate objects such as flowers or fruit. Landscape paintings often depict nature scenes such as mountains or lakes. Portraits are also a popular type of painting, and can be either realistic or abstract.

Impressionist paintings are characterized by their soft, dreamlike quality, while Expressionist paintings are often dark and full of emotion. Paintings can also be abstract, which means they don’t represent anything in the real world. Abstract paintings do not accurately depict reality, and are often created using colors and shapes, with a specific purpose or message in mind.

Sculptures

Sculptures can be classified in several ways. One way is by the material used, such as stone sculptures, metal sculptures or glass sculptures. Another way is by the sculpture’s technique, such as relief sculptures, free-standing sculptures or assemblages. Relief sculptures are those that are carved or molded so that they project from a background surface, while free-standing sculptures are not attached to any other surface. Assemblages are sculptures that are made by putting together found objects.

Sculptures can also be classified by their size, such as monumental sculptures or miniature sculptures. Monumental sculptures are those that are too large to move, while miniature sculptures are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Sculptures can be realistic or abstract, representational or conceptual. Some sculptures are designed to be displayed indoors, while others are meant to be experienced in outdoor settings.

Sculptures are typically thought of as large, static objects made from stone or metal. However, sculptures can come in all shapes and sizes, be made from a wide variety of materials and move freely, such as kinetic sculptures. In fact, many famous sculptures are not made from traditional materials at all. For example, the British artist Damien Hirst is best known for his sculptures consisting of preserved animals in formaldehyde. By using nontraditional materials and unconventional methods, Hirst challenges the traditional definition of what a sculpture can be. Other artists have similarly pushed the boundaries of sculpture by incorporating light, sound or movement into their work.

Works on Paper

Paper has been a canvas for artwork for centuries. Its versatility and affordability has made it ideal for artists of all skill levels. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of paper art. It usually involves making marks on paper with a pencil, pen or crayon. Most drawings are done to represent an object, person or landscape.

Blacksmith Shop by Norman Rockwell

Another common type of paper art is painting. Unlike drawing, which relies on line and shape, painting uses color to create a visual image. Watercolors, acrylics and oil paints are all popular media for painting on paper. Collage is another type of paper art that involves combining various materials such as fabric, paper, photographs and found objects to create a new work of art. Assemblage is similar to collage but it typically incorporates three-dimensional elements.

Paper can also be used to create sculptures. Papier-mâché is a popular technique for making paper sculptures. In papier-mâché, strips of paper are glued or taped together to form a solid shape that can be painted or decorated as desired. Origami — a Japanese word that means “folding paper ” — is another type of paper sculpture that relies on folding rather than gluing or taping. Traditionally, origami was done with plain paper that was later decorated. Nowadays, there are many different types of paper that can be used for origami, including patterned paper and metallic paper. Paper sculptures can be made by cutting and folding paper into various shapes. They can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

Prints & Multiples

Art prints and multiples are sometimes terms that are mistakenly interchanged. Art prints generally refer to prints that are created by an artist using traditional printmaking techniques, such as lithography or woodblock printing. This is in contrast to an original work of art, which is a one-off piece created by the artist. Multiples, on the other hand, are artworks that exist in multiple copies or editions. This can include anything from books and posters to sculptures and ceramics.

One of the most important factors in determining whether an artwork is a print or a multiple is the edition size. Art prints are typically limited to a small number of copies, while multiples are produced in much larger quantities. As a result, art prints tend to be more valuable than multiples. Although they are not unique, art prints and multiples can still be highly desirable, particularly if they are from a popular or sought-after artist. For many collectors, owning an art print or multiple is the next best thing to owning an original work of art.

Jose Clemente Orozco lithograph

Decorative Arts & Ceramics

Decorative arts and ceramics are two closely related fields of study. Decorative arts encompass a wide range of objects and media, including furniture, textiles, metalwork, and glass. Some of the earliest examples of decorative ceramics were found in China and date back to around 10,000 BC. These early pieces were often simple pots or dishes decorated with geometric patterns. Ancient Greek pottery is another well-known example of decorative ceramics. These pieces often featured highly detailed figures and scenes from mythology.

Ceramics, on the other hand, refers specifically to objects made from clay. Both decorative arts and ceramics can be functional or purely decorative, with an aesthetic purpose. Functional objects may include vases, bowls and plates, while decorative objects may include sculptures or figurines.

The word “ceramic” comes from the Greek word for “potter’s clay,” and pottery is one of the most common and oldest forms of ceramics. Other types of ceramics include tile, sculpture and chinaware. Decorative arts also encompass a wide range of other mediums, such as metalwork, woodworking, glassmaking and enameling. These days, decorative arts are often displayed in homes as part of the interior design. However, they can also be found in public spaces such as offices, restaurants, and hotels. Many museums also have collections of decorative arts on display.

HOW OLD IS IT?

Impressionism

Impressionism is a style of painting that emerged in the late 19th century. Impressionist paintings are characterized by large, open brushstrokes, with artists basing their color on natural light rather than artificially mixed pigments, and an emphasis on capturing the fleeting effects of light and movement.

The Impressionists sought to break away from the tradition of realistic art, instead focusing on capturing the impression of a scene or moment. Impressionism was initially met with skepticism by the art establishment, but it soon gained wide public support. Many Impressionist paintings are landscapes, often depicting scenes of nature in harsh sunlight. Notable impressionist painters include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro.

Modern/Contemporary

Modern and contemporary art are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences between the two terms. Modern art refers to a specific period in art history, from approximately 1860 to 1970. This period saw a dramatic break from traditional art forms, as artists began experimenting with new styles and mediums. This can be seen in the work of painters such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, who rejected traditional ideas about perspective, subject matter and the role of the artist.

Contemporary art, on the other hand, refers to art that is being created today. While there is no single definition of contemporary art, it often includes work that reflects current cultural trends and grapples with modern issues. Contemporary art can be found in a variety of places, from museums and galleries to public spaces and private homes. Whether you’re looking at a painting by Van Gogh or a sculpture by Jeff Koons, understanding the difference between modern and contemporary art can help you appreciate these works in new ways.

While both modern and contemporary art can be found in museums and galleries around the world, contemporary art is more likely to be found in alternative spaces such as private residences, public parks or even on the street. Contemporary artists often explore new media and techniques, pushing the boundaries of what is considered art. This can make it challenging to define contemporary art, as it is constantly evolving. However, one common thread that runs through much contemporary art is a focus on social and political issues. Whether they are addressing specific problems or offering a more general critique of society, many contemporary artists use their work to engage with the world around them.

Romantic

Romantic art is a type of artwork that emerged in the late 18th century and is associated with emotions such as love, longing and nostalgia. The Romantic artists sought to express their innermost feelings and experiences, often through themes of nature, the supernatural and the individual. While earlier art movements focused on order and rationality, Romantic art emphasized emotion and intuition. This shift was largely influenced by the changing political landscape of the time, as the French Revolution fostered a new appreciation for individual liberty. Romantic artistes sought to capture this spirit in their work, creating expressive and highly personalized pieces. As a result, Romantic art is marked by its intensity of feeling and dramatic subject matter.

Romantic art tended to shun the idealized depictions of classical subjects favored by neoclassical artists. Instead, romantic artists sought to capture real life in all its gritty reality. In doing so, they created some of the most iconic images in the history of art. Notable Romantic artists include William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner.

Tonalism

Tonalism was a late 19th-century art movement that was characterized by its use of tonal values (or shades of color) to create a heightened sense of mood and atmosphere. Tonalism artists often painted landscapes with soft, muted colors, and they sought to capture the subtlety and beauty of light and shadow.

Recognized as an important precursor to Modernism, Tonalism was a reaction against the more literal approach of earlier movements such as Impressionism and Realism. Tonalists believed that art should be about an artist’s emotional response to their subject matter, rather than simply conveying objective reality. As a result, Tonalism emphasized lyrical expression and moodiness over factual description. While Tonalism was initially met with some skepticism, it eventually came to be highly regarded by critics and collectors. Many well-known American painters were Tonalists, including George Inness, James McNeill Whistler, Henry Ward Ranger and Thomas Hart Benton.

Realism/Academism

Realism, sometimes called Naturalism, in the arts is generally the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of subject matter. Realism in the arts deals primarily with the question of objective reality and the attempt to represent it accurately, without distortion or interpretation. It typically represents everyday subjects and events in an effort to provide a faithful record of them. This genre of art emerged during the Middle Ages and was further developed during the Renaissance.

Realist artists sought to depict their subjects as realistically as possible, often using mathematical perspective and realism/academic drawing techniques. Realist art reached its height during the 19th century, when artists such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir began to experiment with new ways of portraying reality.

Academism is a style of painting that arose in 19th-century France as an outgrowth of classicism. The term can also refer more generally to any artistic style that emphasizes formal structure, traditional techniques and subjects drawn from ancient history or mythology. In its narrowest sense, it refers specifically to paintings executed in a naturalistic manner following the rules of academic art. Nevertheless, Academism has often been derided as being conservative and elitist.

Regionalism

Regionalism is an artistic movement that arose in the 1930s as a reaction to the perceived sophistication of European art. Regionalist artists sought to distance themselves from the cosmopolitanism of the mainstream art world, instead focusing on depicting the people and landscapes of their own communities. This regional focus was sometimes in response to the feelings of regional isolation that were common during the Great Depression.

One of the most famous Regionalist artists was Thomas Hart Benton, who was known for his paintings of Midwestern scenes. Other Regionalist artists include John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood. The Regionalist artists saw themselves as part of a larger tradition of American art, and they often sought to promote a more positive image of America and its people. While Regionalism was primarily a regional phenomenon, it did have some influence on the national art scene, and several regionalist artists achieved national acclaim.

While Regionalism fell out of favor in the mid-20th century, it has experienced a resurgence in recent years as artists once again turn their gaze to the people and places near them.

Pop Art

Pop art emerged in the mid-20th century, characterized by the use of everyday objects and themes in art. Pop art often uses bright colors and bold designs. The term “pop art” is derived from POPular culture. This type of art often includes images from the media, such as advertisements or news headlines.

Pop art was a reaction against traditional Fine Art. One goal of Ppop artists was to make art that was more accessible to the general public. Pop artists seek to challenge traditional ideas about art and to engage with the broader culture. They often use irony, humor and bright colors to make their point. Pop art can be both serious and playful, and it has had a significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Some well-known Ppop artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.

WHERE IS IT FROM?

American Art

American art is a diverse and complex field, with a history that spans centuries. American artists have long been at the forefront of innovation, helping to shape the course of art history.

Native American art is some of the oldest in the world, and its traditions have been passed down through generations. Native American artists typically use natural materials like wood, stone and feathers to create their artwork. European settlers then brought their own artistic traditions to the American continent, and over time, these influences began to blend and form new styles.

Another early American art form is folk art, which includes both traditional arts like quilting and basket-weaving, as well as more modern items like outsider art and self-taught art. American painting began to emerge in the late 18th century with artists like John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West.

American art is often characterized by its distinct approach to depicting the country’s landscapes and people. In the 19th century, American artists developed their own distinct styles, with landscape painters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church creating sweeping views of the American continent, while painters Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth captured more intimate moments.

Cole is widely acknowledged as the founder of the Hudson River School, a 19th-century movement that championed this approach to pastoral landscapes, its paintings now some of the most iconic images of American culture.

In the 20th century, American artists began to experiment with different mediums and styles, giving rise to movements like Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. These days, American art is as varied as the country itself, with artists working in every imaginable style and medium, including the burgeoning digital NFT art realm.

Art of New England

ROCKPORT

Rockport, Massachusetts is a small coastal town with a big reputation for art. The town has been a mecca for artists since the late 19th century, when a group of painters known as the Rockport Colony settled in the area. Today, Rockport is home to a vibrant community of artists and musicians and its historic downtown is lined with galleries and studios. The town also hosts an annual Outdoor Art Show, which features paintings, sculptures and other works by local and regional artists.

One of Rockport’s most famous landmarks is Motif No. 1, a small wooden shack that has been featured in paintings by dozens of artists. The shack was built in the early 1800s and served as a fish house for many years. In the 1920s, it was converted into an art studio, and it has been a popular subject for artists ever since. Motif No. 1 is one of the most photographed buildings in Rockport and continues to inspire new generations of artists. Artists such as Edward Hopper, Charles and Emile Gruppe, John Sloan, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Theresa Bernstein and John Twachtman have all been inspired by Rockport.

OLD LYME

Old Lyme, Connecticut, is a historic town with a long association with the arts. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was home to an art colony that attracted some of the era’s most talented painters, including Childe Hassam, who is credited with helping to popularize the Impressionist movement in America.

The colony was founded by a group of artists who were looking for a quiet place to work and found Old Lyme to be the perfect setting. The town’s picturesque setting and relaxed atmosphere inspired many artists, and the colony quickly became known for its distinctive style of painting. Old Lyme is home to several museums and galleries that showcase the work of the colony’s artists, including the Florence Griswold Museum, a former boarding house where many artists stayed and painted in the early 20th century. It’s also a popular tourist destination, and visitors can enjoy exploring the town’s historic buildings and beautiful landscapes.

AMERICAN MODERN

American Modernism is an American art movement that first emerged in the early 20th century. American Modernists were inspired by European Modernism, but they also sought to create a distinctly American form of art.

American Modernists rejected the objective perspective of earlier artists, instead choosing to focus on their own personal experiences and emotions. As a result, their work often had a raw and expressive quality.

American Modern art was a major force in the development of American culture, and the New England region played a vital role in its formation, with many of the movement’s leading artists based in the region. Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper are just a few of the American Modernists who made New England their home. The landscape of New England played a significant role in American Modernist art, and several artists sought to capture the region’s unique atmosphere in their work. American Modernism was a major force in American art in the first half of the 20th century, paving the way for later movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and its legacy can still be seen in the work of contemporary artists.

Art of New York

MODERN ART

New York has long been considered a center for the arts, and modern art is no exception. In the early 20th century, New York was home to a number of groundbreaking artists, including Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Jackson Pollock. These artists challenged traditional notions of what art could be, and their work had a profound impact on the development of modern art.

New York is home to some of the world’s most renowned museums, and many of them feature modern art. The Museum of Modern Art, for example, houses an impressive collection of art from the 18th century to the present day.

New York is also home to the Guggenheim Museum, which features a wide variety of modern and contemporary art. In addition, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art contains a large collection of works by American artists from the 20th century. New York remains a major center for the global arts, its vast array of cultures and religions making it an ideal place for exploring the role of art in society.

GUY CARLETON WIGGINS

Guy Carleton Wiggins was an American painter born in New York City in 1883. He is best known for his urban landscapes and street scenes, which perfectly captured the energy and hustle of early 20th-century New York.

Wiggins began his artistic career as a commercial illustrator for publications such as Harper’s Weekly and Life magazine before transitioning to fine art. In the early 1900s, he started painting full time, and his work soon began to receive critical acclaim. For the next several decades, Wiggins was one of the leading artists in New York, known for his stunning landscapes and cityscapes.

His work was featured in major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. Wiggins died in 1962, but his work remains highly regarded by collectors and critics alike. Wiggins is remembered as one of the great chroniclers of New York City’s transformation from a bustling metropolis to a modern megapolis.

Guy Wiggins impressionist painting

IMPRESSIONISM

New York has long been a hub for the arts, and impressionism is no exception. Over the years, impressionist paintings have become some of the most iconic and recognizable works of art in the world. And while impressionism originated in France, New York has played a significant role in shaping the movement.

In the late 19th century, a number of French impressionists relocated to New York, where they found inspiration in the city’s bustling streets and vibrant energy. Among them was William Merritt Chase, who, in 1886, became the first major American painter to rise to prominence with his series inspired by New York’s public parks. Artists such as Chase and John Henry Twachtman also taught regional classes dedicated to impressionism. These artists helped to spread impressionism to a new audience, and their work laid the foundation for subsequent generations of American impressionists.

European Art

FRENCH ART

Impressionism is a style of painting that emerged in the late 19th century. It is characterized by short brushstrokes, high color contrast and an emphasis on light and its effects. Impressionist painters sought to capture a moment or impression in time, rather than to create an accurate representation of reality.

The impressionist movement began in France, and its leading figures include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro. These artists sought to capture the immediacy of a momentary impression, often using everyday subjects such as landscapes, people and scenes from modern life. While impressionism was initially met with skepticism by the art establishment, it soon became one of the most popular styles of painting, and its influence can be seen in the work of many subsequent artists.

MODERN ART

Modern art is a term that covers a wide range of artistic styles and movements that began in the late 19th century, including Fauvism to the more abstract forms of the present day. These styles were often influenced by earlier art Movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism. While there’s no single definition of modern art, it’s generally characterized by a rejection of traditional values and conventions. French modern artists were at the forefront of this movement, and their work helped to shape the course of modern art.

Some of the most famous French modern artists include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp. These artists broke away from traditional artistic conventions, experimenting with new techniques and mediums such as Cubism and Fauvism to create bold and innovative works of art.
French modern art has continued to evolve over the years, yielding a rich and diverse body of work that is truly unique. Today, French modern art is widely respected and admired, and its influence can be seen in many different corners of the art world.

Asian Art

CHINESE HANDSCROLL PAINTING

Chinese handscroll paintings are a type of painting that is meant to be viewed from right to left. They are typically quite long, and can range from a few feet to over 30 feet in length. Because they are meant to be viewed gradually, handscroll paintings often have a narrative quality to them, telling a story as the viewer unrolls the scroll.

Though the handscroll format was especially popular during the Song and Yuan Dynasties, it has been used by Chinese artists for centuries.nIn addition to their distinctive format, Chinese handscroll paintings are also characterized by their muted colors and delicate brushwork.

These scrolls are prized today for their beauty and intricacies, with some of the finest examples fetching millions of dollars at auction.

Chinese handscroll painting

BRONZES

Chinese bronze art is some of the oldest and most prized in the world. For centuries, Chinese artisans have been creating ornate sculptures and vessels from bronze. Chinese bronze art is characterized by its attention to detail and use of symbolism. Common motifs include animals, plants and spiritual beings. Chinese bronze artists often utilize traditional techniques passed down through generations, resulting in works of art that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Chinese bronze artists often sought to express philosophical or religious ideas through their work. Today, Chinese bronze art is highly sought after by collectors and commands high prices at auction.

CERAMICS AND PORCELAIN

Porcelain is a type of ceramic that is made by firing clay at high temperatures. The Chinese have been making porcelain for thousands of years, and it has long been prized for its beauty and durability. The word porcelain comes from the Latin word porcella, meaning seashell.

There are three main types of Chinese porcelain: white porcelain, blue-and-white porcelain and enameled porcelain. White porcelain is the most traditional type of Chinese porcelain and it is characterized by its simple yet elegant aesthetic. Blue-and-white porcelain emerged during the Ming dynasty and it is distinguished by its blue patterns on a white background. Enameled porcelain is a more recent innovation and it features colorful designs fired onto the surface of the porcelain.

Also known as china, it has been produced in China for centuries and is prized for its delicate beauty and intricate designs. Chinese porcelain is made from a type of white clay called kaolin, which is found in abundance in Chinese soil. The first Chinese porcelain — primitive porcelain — was created during the Tang dynasty, and over the centuries, different methods of production were developed. By the Song dynasty, Chinese porcelain was being exported to other countries, where it was highly prized. Chinese porcelain is still produced using traditional methods and is sought after by collectors worldwide.

Chinese porcelain vase

BUDDHIST SCULPTURES

Buddhist sculptures are some of the most beautiful and intriguing pieces of art from Asia. For centuries, Buddhist artists have been creating statues, reliefs and other carved objects to adorn temples, shrines and private homes. Buddhist sculptures have a long and complex history, with different regional schools developing distinct styles. Some of the earliest Buddhist sculptures were created in India, during the period of Buddhist expansion in the country. These early statues typically depict the Buddha in meditative or teaching poses, and they often incorporate elements of Indian art, such as intricate patterns and elaborate halos.

As Buddhist art spread to East Asia, new regional styles emerged. Chinese Buddhist statues, for instance, often feature serene expressions and flowing robes, while Korean Buddhist sculptures tend to be more ornate and colorful. Buddhist sculptures come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be made from a variety of materials, including stone, wood and clay. Buddhist sculptures later began to be made of bronze and other metals, and they became increasingly ornate, often featuring intricate carvings and inlays.

Some Buddhist sculptures are very realistic, while others are highly stylized. Buddhist sculptures are not only works of art; they are also objects of worship. Many Buddhists believe that by paying respect to a statue or carving, they will earn merit that will help them on their journey to enlightenment.

HINDU SCULPTURES

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and Hindu sculptures are some of the most striking and spiritually significant works of art. Hinduism teaches that the human soul is infinitely creative and that the material world is a manifestation of this creativity. As a result, Hindu sculptures often depict deities or symbols that represent different aspects of the divine. Some of the most popular Hindu deities to be depicted in sculpture include Shiva, Vishnu, Parvati and Lakshmi.

In addition, Hinduism teaches that the body is a temple of the soul, and many Hindu sculptures are designed to be placed in temples or shrines. These sculptures can be made from a variety of materials, including stone, wood, metal and ceramic. Each type of material has its own symbolic meaning, and Hindu sculptors often use different materials to create different effects. Hindu sculptures are an essential part of Hindu culture, and they play a central role in Hindu worship.

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

If you’re faced with the decision of how to best sell your art collection, Nest Egg Auctions is ready to assist. While some art owners may choose to work with a private dealer or art gallery, others may find selling their art through an auction house is the best option. There are several reasons why selling art at auction can be advantageous.

First, Nest Egg Auctions staff have the expertise to accurately assess the value of the art, which can help to ensure you receive a fair price. Before selling art at auction, it’s critical to get an authentication and appraisal to ensure the artwork is correctly valued. Once the appraisal is complete, the auction house will work with the collector to set a reserve price, which is the minimum price a seller is willing to accept for the art. Nest Egg Auctions specializes in consignment transactions, promoting the sale of the art to potential buyers and handling all of the paperwork associated with the sale.

Selling art at auction also allows you to reach a global audience of potential buyers, which can help to maximize the sale price. Finally, auction houses typically charge lower commission rates than private dealers or art galleries, which means that more of the sale price goes directly to you.

Remember: selling art through an auction house is not a guaranteed sale; the art may not sell at all or it may sell for less than the appraised value.

If you have an art collection, we’d like to hear from you. Contact Nest Egg Auctions today at 203-630-1400 or by sending us a message.

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