What is the Value? April 2016
Trash, Treasure or Trend?
by Carolyn Remmey
My mother gave this painting to me a few years ago. It is an oil measuring approximately 23 x 17 1/2 not including the frame. It is signed and dated by William H Bartlett 1878. I am very curious to know its value. Thanks so much for your help.
William H. Bartlett, British (1858-1932) is a very fine painter. Most of his work is with coastal scenery, therefore making this image a bit ordinary. His coastal scenes bring way into the five digits. The art market is a trendy one like many others. Right now the most desirable art is more modern and contemporary 20th century. This particular work as lovely as it is, may not sell, but I would catalogue it for one of our auctions at an estimate of $5,000.00 to $8,000.00.
I have many pieces of china from my aunt, from plates, to cups/saucers, serving pieces, etc. For some reason, I cannot identify the same pattern or name online. Please see the attached photos and provide any info you can. I appreciate your time, and thank you in advance!
As attractive as these particular patters are, china dinnerware values are at an all time low in the 30 years I have been a professional. The new buyers today are interested in a modern design or a simpler pattern, and a disposable type of product as well. These pieces would sell in one of our tag sales for about $1.00 each.