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"Angkor Wat" Temple/ Cambodia/ Charcoal Rubbing / Circa 1960's

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Posted 1 year ago

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mikelv85
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OK...I found this Angkor Wat Temple Charcoal Rubbing at "Volunteer's of America today. It had a price sticker on it saying it was an "original" and it cost a bit more than I usually spend but I bought it anyway. It was practically out of it's frame because they had pulled out the nails. They were probably checking to see if it was signed or dated. When I got it home I wanted to clean the glass and secure the frame. I removed the cardboard back and flipped it over. It had a UPS sticker dated Feb. 15, 68'. Also a frame company label dated 1968 . I guess they just used the cardboard from the box that the frame came in to make a back for the picture.The labels left white outlines on the back of the rubbing's mounting paper which had yellowed over the years. So that dates it to the time when they banned doing these at the temple complex.The actual rubbing is 16"x 16" . Matted and framed it's 20" x 20" They took wet rice paper and applied it to the wall. It has an embossed look with the charcoal highlighting the details. So I guess it's original. The value, I don't know. I've seen $ 20.00 and up at various online auction houses. "Glen's Art Corner "on Ebay has an auction for this exact same image and look at the price! WOW !! - Mike-

This is a brief description courtesy of" Glen's Art Corner" on Ebay:

"The Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure on Earth. It is a spectacular temple complex located in the jungles of Cambodia. This is an original rubbing, done prior to 1967. The art of rubbing has since been banned by the Cambodian government in an attempt to preserve the breath taking beauty of the Temples"

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  1. nldionne nldionne, 1 year ago
    Ok you did it, I do not have a temple drawing to show back. Great find!
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Here's the link to the one on Ebay just like mine. Notice the price ! I think this guy is overly optimistic , but I don't know. I'm not an Asian art dealer...lol -Mike-

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221189306368?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  3. Sacarter03, 1 year ago
    Wow Mike! I think you are right about that eBay price! Very optimistic. Anyhow! I just bought a similar framed rubbing today for $55 at a flea market? I'm going to investigate it a bit more just as you did? It appeared authentic as it is on rice paper and looks delicate. I'll post pics in a few.
  4. hulalady56 hulalady56, 1 year ago
    I too have some of these rice paper prints, Found out the ones I have are Balinese...I'll post them soon
  5. hulalady56 hulalady56, 1 year ago
    just posted prints, check them out...
  6. Sacarter03, 1 year ago
    I posted mine as well.
  7. hulalady56 hulalady56, 1 year ago
    It's a rice paper type of night...
  8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Seems these pieces aren't to everyone's taste. Outside of my one" love it" from a pottery collector friend you are the first to comment on mine in the week since I posted it....lol. Your's are very nice too. As far as prices go it seems the colors like red and green sell for more than the black rubbings. The guy on Ebay has his marked high as a "buy it now" but he takes "best offers" as well. If you look closely at the one picture he has posted of his, which is unframed. You will see a tag clipped to the one corner. It says $300.00 ! Still a lot in my estimation. Auction estimates are usually $25-50 unless they're embellished with gold. I paid 8 bucks for mine with the frame....lol ! -Mike-
  9. huandtran, 1 year ago
    I have rubbings that my grand-uncle left for us from the 1950s. It is from Angkor Wat and some of them are pretty big (in scrolls). He lived in Cambodia for almost two years to work on them. It use to be in a museum in vietnam before the fall of saigon. He kept them all these years and gave them to us when he died in 1994. Not sure what they are worth. He also left an entire album with newspaper clippings during that time period with him in it. I have about 30 to 40 of these huge rubbings and not sure who I should bring it to and have it appraise. Can anyone give me some advice.
  10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    I would take them to any reputable auction house in your area. They have people that authenticate and value items for their sales. Sometimes if you are going to consign then for sale at that particular auction house they will appraise them for free. Otherwise they will charge a fee which might cost a bit depending on how involved their research is and how many items you have.
  11. filmnet filmnet, 1 year ago
    mines on black silk with gold and silver paint. I also made some in thailand as a child in 1961

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