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Author Topic: 21" Glass Shark Roberto Moretti  (Read 5440 times)

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Offline coreybeach

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21" Glass Shark Roberto Moretti
« on: September 05, 2006, 11:57:54 PM »
My grandfather has had this shark for ever and we where just wondering what its value is and if you could tell us anythign about it. He remembers one selling in Key West in 1982 for 25,000. He told me that its 1 of under 10 he believes. Its 21" long 8' tall" 6" wide. Thanks.
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Offline Laura Friedman

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21" Glass Shark Roberto Moretti
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 04:15:32 PM »
Is the shark signed?  I think it's one of the Moretti sharks that was made for Pilgrim glass from New York. You can find out more information here:

http://blenkocollectors.com/ohiovalleyglass/blenkocollpilgrim.htm
I think your shark is shown on the right side of the page.

More info:
http://www.myantiquemall.com/AQstories/pilgrim/Pilgrim.html
http://www.justglass-online.com/gcd51.html

I am unsure about value, but know that these Moretti Pilgrim animals are somewhat rare and collectible, if only to a small group of collectors.  However, I think you'd need to knock a few zeros off your quote of $25,000.

Laura

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21" Glass Shark Roberto Moretti
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 06:23:20 PM »
Nice to see a shark that actually looks like a shark. The modelling looks nice quality and a great size, but I'm with Laura price wise $25,000 seems way too heavy.
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Offline coreybeach

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 08:06:59 PM »
Yes it is signed. I believe one of the pics i posted shows it. The shark in the pictuer on that site is smaller and not shaped the same. The shark i have even had ribs and such down the side and gills. For all i know 25,000 is way off i have no idea but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006, 03:21:38 AM »
anyone???

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2006, 06:14:11 AM »
If 10 or less were made then it's unlikely that there will be much in the way of pricing data from past auctions, and that which does exist may be a decade or so out of date. One idea to get an estimate of value would be to take it to an auction house which holds specialist glass auctons and request an appraisal.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2006, 08:20:23 PM »
where would i get a lsit of such auctions?

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006, 09:30:48 PM »
Try searching Google for auctions close to you - many auction houses have websites with dates of specialist auctions and contact details.

Or there's always the good old-fashioned phone-book!  :D

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006, 09:39:29 PM »
Maybe you could even try emailing a member who is a relative of Roberto Moretti and asking her to take a look at your post.
She has been very helpful in the past and posted recently.
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2006, 12:03:33 AM »
That TRULY is a realistic shark. Genius glasswork.

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