I bought these dogs without asking about the material thinking they were bisque porcelain like so many other things I have from Leonardo's collection. I am selling them now and a client asked if they were resin. That question confused me, I fear I was wrong. Can anyone help me know the material that makes these dogs?
Thank you very much.
We sold a bunch of these in the Hallmark store I worked in and they were all resin. I don't remember any of the dogs in this series being glass, but that was a long time ago.
What may help you is knowing that bisque is a rough glass and will shatter if dropped. Porcelain is a smooth glass that will shatter if dropped. Resin is a hard plastic that will chip or pit or when dropped but it will not shatter.
You an usually tell by running your thumb nail over it which material it is. The other thing is if you "ping" it...resin sounds like a thud, bisque sounds like a thump , and porcelain sounds almost like a chime.
I have had some of this collection in the past that had the original paperwork and I'm almost positive they were made of resin.
Doing research it seems that most people do not really know what these are made of and so just leave that part out of the description.
I see that you have your pieces listed for sale on Etsy and they look nice.
if you're still not sure you can join these 2 sites and post your question and picture (one picture) and you will have an a lot of answers within a day or so.
These are good sites to keep as they offer answers to almost everything. Reddit is highly rated for providing accurate information on almost anything.
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The above photo is from the Leonardo collection, I have no idea how much to sell it for. Can you advise me please? Many thanks!
Hi. Does anybody know what this is called and how much it is worth? I can't find it online. It's a very heavy piece. Thank you
Are you in the US? These pieces were, from my understanding, primarily marketed and sold in the UK and countries other than the United States, so in all my years of selling Leonardo pieces, I never got to see one in the wild or sell them in retail (either new when I worked at Hallmark stores or as a reseller). I am fascinated by the pieces!
They are often referred to collectively as the African Collection and there are a number of mother and child combinations, including infants and small children. There are also elephants and other wild life in the series from what I can see.
There are no examples I can find of this exact one; however, that only means I haven't found it on my first search. If I can do a deeper dive on this, I will, once you tell me how tall it is and the materials:
--Do you know what material yours is--metals usually feel cold to the touch...resin feels cold, but will hold the heat if you keep touching it. The resin pieces are sometimes called "bronzed" because they are a bronze paint on a resin material.
As for values, I was surprised to see that there are no sold examples of any of the several dozen pieces I looked at. The unsold values I have seen for (other like, but not exact) figurines range from £5.00 to £150.
With more info, perhaps I can offer more specifics so you can gauge where to start yours. The taller the piece, the higher the starting ask--of course--people can ask anything. It will take sold versions to give you today's market value--so I will continue to look for those once I know more.
Thanks for sharing!
Hi. It is not stamped at the bottom. But has the label around the ornament. Where else would it be marked? Thank you
I did not see you had two posts with similar items. So sorry. Yes, I do believe this is part of the same series. Probably from the early 2000s.
It should have a box with the name. If it is like they were in the US, there are a few that are not marked on the piece but have hangtags and boxes that offer proof of identify. I am assuming that those sold elsewhere were the same way.
When I sold these in a retail setting, we encouraged people to save all materials (boxes and hangtags) to help with resale value in the future. Sadly were were selling these as "investment" pieces and that return on investment never materialized the way were were taught to sell.
The values I quoted you in your other post would be the same for this one--with the caveat that without the box, it would be less.
How tall is this one? Again, height may help me give you a better starting range.
Thanks for sharing!
Can somebody advise me on the value of a Leonardo figurine "Love and Affection", code 275266367.
Currently, nobody is selling this figurine online. However, there are a lot of figurines being sold right now. The asking prices of these items start at $3.50 and go up to $40.
Can you tell me how much this is worth? I am based in Republic of Ireland. It is in perfect condition. There is no box or packaging.
I am sad to see these lovely pieces with such low asking and selling prices. They were so expensive when new.
The bronze version of the figurine (15 inches) just sold in December for only £12.99 + shipping. (it did not have the box).
With the box you may be able to fetch more, but since you don't have the box, you can see if the one Judy gave you sells, and that will be the current market value.
The bronze figures usually sell for more than the ceramic, so I am guessing that asking price is high...but you never know.
If you are shipping it, please double box it and make sure the piece is not touching the sides. A pool noodle (or other good foam packing is critical to protecting this in transit. You said you are in the Republic of Ireland so hopefully your postal system is more careful than our US one is.
I stopped selling all fragile items online because of too much breakage.
Post back how your sale goes! Thanks for sharing!
Hi, community please help! I purchased these two together some time ago. The nude woman is part of the Leonardo collection and I can't seem to see it anywhere online. It's not in the best condition from how I bought it but wondered if it may be worth anything? It is just under 10 inches in height.
I also purchased the bronze couple, assuming it may be by the same person, but it does not seem to have a marking or writing at the bottom. Please help to identify this or judge value please. Appreciate you reading this and hopefully your help :)
On eBay in the UK I have found a few figurines of a nude woman that they are offering for sale. They are not the exact figurine you have posted here but the size is the same. The asking price for the ones they have listed are 24 and 26 pounds each. As for the second figurine you have posted here without any marking on the bottom or way to identify the figurine it makes it so hard for any of us to tell you who has made this or even the value of this item. As for bronze figurines that are offered for sale online people are asking between 12 to 26 pounds for these figurines.
It is sad that a company like Leonardo makes such beautiful figurines and then produces so many of the bronze figurines that are considered 'vulgar' poses that usually only a small portion of buyers are interested in.
Your figurines are in the more respectable poses but most of the Leonardo collections are so plentiful that the value for any style is usually very low.
Here is one listing that has several pieces listed that you might want to place a watch to see if they sell. This one seems to be listed worldwide. Actually - there are only 2 of these left for sale so the others have sold for approximately $25 but no way to tell in what country they were sold.
I believe the bronze couple will sell for the about the same price as a Leonardo would sell as some people just like a statue and the brand does not mean very much.
Sometimes these sell better on sites like Facebook Marketplace, letgo, offerup and you can start your price as high as you like and lower it if necessary.
I have two Leonardo Collection, never used figurines, 1477A and 1477B. They are still in the same package that they came in.I have been unable to locate them online. How much are they worth?
I have done some searching online and it appears nobody has listed them before or the listing are so old. One way to determine the value of these figurines is to check on the price of how much they would cost if you were to purchase them again. I have tried to find the value of new figurines that are being sold and I am not even finding the value of a new one or a replacement one. I have looked on eBay to check out prices. Some figurines are not rare and are selling for around $8-15. Considering I am not finding yours they could be considered rare and in this case people are asking around $75 for each one of them.
You do not say where you are located so the value would be different in different countries.
There are thousands of Leonardo figurines listed for sale all over the world but it appears that most listings are centered on the UK and not very many in the US.
It is very difficult to find a recently sold listing that details a sold price as eBay is the only site that actually has a link to their sold listings.
A sold identical item is the only way to really state a 'current value' but you can use 'similar' items as a basis for a value as there are not very many really rare items that will go for a lot more money.
Really rare items can usually be found by checking Google with a brand name and most valuable.
Here is a link that has some answers given to other members about how to value an item like this.
There are a lot of 'fake' Leonardo figurines listed for sale as many sellers see figurines that resemble the Leonardo items and just merely state they are Leonardo but never show markings and then there are genuine 'fakes' that have a tag on the stand but nothing else. Some of these were made when these items were more valuable and sold as genuine items.
I believe it's possible your set may fall in the last category and here are my reasons for thinking this.
1.) Figurines do not have shoes and this is the most common 'change' that fake figurines have. I could only find one genuine lady Leonardo figurine that did not wear shoes and she is wearing a nightgown.
2.) The faces/hair do not look like any lady figurine that I've seen but this could be that not too many were made with this type of face.
3.) Figurines always come in boxes that have information about the figurines. You do not show boxes but if you have them, please post pictures.
4.) Genuine figurines have a mark/stamp on the bottom of the figurine with name of figure and date and/or the name Leonardo made into the porcelain of the figure.
Your figurines may have some of this information so if they do please post pictures so we can do a better search.
Bottom line: this type figurine is so plentiful that value is very, very low; especially in the UK - most are selling for under $10-15.
Here is a link to sold items on eBay.US.
Listing in UK.
Five ladies for sale - all new in boxes with markings and names.
Sorry that I cannot help but if you can post/add pictures of boxes or markings on bottom of figurines I feel sure someone will be able to help you.
Hi. I have just moved to the US from the UK. I inherited around 11 of these figurines from my Mother in Law prior to moving. Some are Leonardo and a few other makes. I want them to go to someone who would appreciate them, but I do not know anything about them and even if they are worth anything at all.If anyone could help, it would be appreciated.