Antique Roadshow worthy or just old art?
December 3, 2009 7:18 PM Subscribe
Antiques Roadshow worthy or just overpriced old crap?
posted by ratita to Shopping (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just purchased this lithograph (I think that's what it is) by Ed Gust May (I think that's a name, it's all in german and I don't speak it) It is 4 colors with accents of gold. It is a picture of the Sacred Heart, which is written in gothic font in german and in french and spanish set in a thin serif.
It called my attention first because my grandparents had two smaller prints like this one, although theirs was only 2 colors, it just brought some nostalgia to me. Then, looking up some information in these type of prints, I realized that it could be worth a bit more of what I paid for or could be worth nothing. I would like to know how can I get this to someone who may know more about it. Where and to whom do I take it?
I am really lost on this and I don't even know which period time this comes from. It seems to be from the early 1900s but I know they made these types of lithographs well into the 30s. Are they worth anything?
This print is approximately a 2x3.5 ft. and it is, in what appears to be, the original frame and backing. The frame is a bit damaged at the bottom, but the print seems to be in perfect condition, no tears or rips.
I'd be forever grateful if anyone has any tips or information about what should I do.