As you can see, Betsy made a few similar things, and does have some real talent, but perhaps the price tag came down a bit when a friend told Betsy what she had seen on TV, and Betsy got in touch to say that she had made it in high school!
“This example, with its six grotesque faces, was modeled or sculpted with considerable imagination, virtuosity and technical competence," Fletcher said in response to the news. The piece's value was updated on the CBS website.
“Obviously, I was mistaken as to its age by 60 to 80 years. I feel the value at auction, based on its quality and artistic merit, is in the $3,000-$5,000 range. Still not bad for a high schooler in Oregon.”