UPI – A lead sculpture that spent decades on the mantle of a British farmhouse was identified as a rare piece by British artist Henry Moore, and is expected to fetch up to USD70,000 at auction.
The sculpture, which is scheduled to be auctioned on March 16 by Dreweatts, was identified as a work titled Mother and Child by 20th Century Modernist sculptor Henry Moore. The auction house said the sculpture was on the mantle in John Hastings’ Wiltshire, England, home from the 1970s until his death in 2019.
The family had Hastings’ belongings appraised after his death, and the appraiser pointed out the sculpture’s similarities to works by Moore.
More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin