- I have an older Inuit sculpture that I inherited and I would like to find out more about it.
Art Sculptures does not deal with older Inuit art sculptures because
we are mainly focused on authentic recent Inuit art. If you have
a sculpture that is older and you want to find out its value,
we suggest you first try to determine whether it is authentic
(see other FAQ further below). If you think it is authentic, you
can contact one of the established auction houses in Canada that
deal with older Inuit art on a regular basis. For example: Waddington's
in Toronto (www.waddingtons.ca).
They have auctions that focus on older Inuit art a few times per
year and are equipped to appraise your sculpture.
you give me the contact information of an inuit artist
so I can contact him / her?
do not provide any personnal / contact information concerning
any Inuit artists featured on our website..
just bought a "Wolf Original" and want more information
such as what the "WE" means?
can research "Wolf Original" in Google. You will get
lots of information. A Wolf Original is not an authentic Inuit
art sculpture. It is an imitation of an Inuit art carving. Click
here to find out more. We do not carry any of these
just bought a sculpture from a store and would like information
about the sculptor, is it authentic, etc?
gallery / store where you purchased the sculpture should be able
to provide you with this information. All authentic Inuit art
sculptures will have an Igloo tag which confirms it is
authentic. It can be an actual tag that accompanies the sculpture
or a sticker on the bottom of the sculpture. If you wish
to know more about the artist, we suggest you contact the Canadian
government's Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs at:
we come and look at the sculptures on your website in person?
The website is the store / gallery. There is no physical location
to come and look at the sculptures in person.
This is why prices are 10 to 65 % less than in a gallery.
you appraise my inuit art sculpture collection?
do not do appraisals. Please note that appraisals of Inuit art
sculpures are never done for free at any gallery because they
are time consuming and may require a lot of research. You can
expect to pay a minimum of $ 150 for an appraisal of your art
do I care for my inuit art sculpture?
stone sculptures need to be handled with care. Keep the stone clean,
(keep dust off it with a soft cloth) and fully support the sculpture
when moving it. Ship in humidity-controlled packing cases with sufficient
protection from mechanical shock (lots and lots of bubble wrap should
be used). Avoid displaying your stone sculpture in areas near a
door or air vents and in any place where it could easily get knocked
down to the floor (and broken).
find what you are looking for on the website?
All of us
at Inuit Art Sculptures.com strive to offer you, our client,
the best selection of Inuit art available on the Internet. If
you are looking for a particular sculpture or artist, send us
the particulars such as size, type of animal and we will keep
looking untill we find your masterpiece.
purchased a sculpture at an auction, garage sale, etc and / or received
it as a gift and I want to know how much it is worth?
we do not offer appraisal services at this point in time.
Please remember that an authentic Inuit art sculpture will be
accompanied by the "Igloo tag" from the Canadian
government which certifies that it was made by an Inuit artist.
The certificate will have the name of the artist, the village
where it was carved, the year it was carved and a short description
of the item, i.e. bear, walrus. If the sculpture you plan to buy
does not come with the "Igloo tag" then beware
as it may or may not be authentic.
realistic are your online images?
we take of each sculpture are as realistic as possible. Typically
sculptures look much better in real life so if you like the photographs
you will love the sculpture. If you are interested in a piece and
want more pictures, we can send you more pictures of your favorite
piece by email.
do I know my sculpture is an original and not a cheap imitation?
art sculptures come with the "Igloo tag".
The Canadian government has registered the "Igloo"
as a trademark. This tag certifies that the inuit art sculpture
you are purchasing was handmade by an Inuit artist of Canada.
if my sculpture arrives damaged?
Should your shipment arrive damaged you must contact us immediately
and we will provide instructions.
All our dealings
are private and confidential.
We do not share our mailing lists or any other information you
provide us. All information you share with us is kept strictly
confidential and is gathered in accordance with the Canadian privacy
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