While creating the pictured pendant as always my mind starts to wander. I wondered if some day my art work might show up on the Antique Road Show and how it would be valued. But before I go there I need to relate to you a listing I saw on e-bay a few years ago.
One day looking through e-bay's sea shell listings I saw a Sailors Valentine up for bid and realized I had made the case and knew the artist who had created the shell mosaic inside. As you may know you can ask questions about the postings and scrolling down I came across a questions that really caught me off guard. “Did the artist pass away?” Wow! I had two thoughts about the question: were they at some point in time a friend of the maker or would they have bid more under that circumstance. So I’m thinking maybe I should post this current pendent on e-bay and list it as follows, “Pictured here is a one of a kind item created by world famous shell artist Bill Jordan”, just to see what kind of questions I would receive, waiting for , “Did he pass away”?................ No I’m still here! I do understand the nature of the question; that if the artist is no longer with us it does change the value of his/hers work, but to ask in that forum is a little beyond me.But truth be told I would love nothing more than to be a fly on the wall years from now in the after life at an Antique Road Show and hear “Madam what you have brought in today is a one of a kind item and is now worth thousands, based on the fact that the maker passed away yesterday”. lol So if it just so happens one of my pocket watch pendants shows up on e-bay some day, please if you would, let me know what the final bid was I`d really like to know. Thanks