Fakes II

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Fakes II

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So some time ago I came across a small (8" x 5") relief that spoke to me
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It was (to my eye) 11c maybe, maybe earlier. At a tag sale in Woodbury, CT. Cheap but not a giveaway. $60 as I recall.
I bought it. Now funny things happen with art. A soldier in a bombed out church in France sees something on the floor that appeals and ... spoils of war. It has happened and will happen again.

I research the shit out of it, even contacted a real honest to god expert in the era who did not disagree with my thinking. Didn't agree but didn't say "no".

I was happy but I knew in my heart of hearts that it was a fake. I just knew.

Then this
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Remember the restoration for the pistol? Remember how I said that a buyer would "know" it was a restoration"? Remeber why? Air bubbles, you drug addled moron, air bubbles.

And what was in my treasure? Air bubbles. It was a casting.
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What did you have for breakfast, ed? :mrgreen:
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Hey, a great story can stand repetition.
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↑ Totally! And notice that I even remembered it. :wink: