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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: This is Way Too Sweet!         Reply with quote

http://www.pba-auctions.com/html/fiche.jsp?id...f=1&r=

The entire auction listing:

http://www.pba-auctions.com/html/index.jsp?id=11675

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A little too sweet. It's a reproduction/forgery--"de style médiéval".
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They even do not claim it to be original in that announcement, if you read it carefully. It says "in style off". So you can not even call it a scam...
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm afraid you're wrong. The whole sale is described as "armes et armures anciennes ".
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 5:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bernard Delor wrote:
I'm afraid you're wrong. The whole sale is described as "armes et armures anciennes ".


Even something made "in the style of" (meaning not original) could be 100 years old or more. This item, based on the description, is not a medieval piece. It's made in the style of one.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are some nice originals in the auction but there are also MANY identified reproductions/forgeries. The text is clear, but even without the text the appraisal/reserve tells the story.
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with you, Sean, but there is some seriously nice pieces toward the end (armour) that make for great armour porn. Can't afford to even buy the catalog, but I do enjoy seeing the pieces.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And if you compare the price of, say, this beautiful longsword to what you'd pay for a custom piece from a top European maker, the prices are not out of line. This one is actually about the same as an off-the-rack Svante.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 1:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This 19th c. harness is estimated to fetch 200,000 Euro! Eek!

http://www.pba-auctions.com/html/fiche.jsp?id...f=1&r=

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Bernard Delor




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Dec, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
There are some nice originals in the auction but there are also MANY identified reproductions/forgeries. The text is clear, but even without the text the appraisal/reserve tells the story.


Yes that's the point, there is a mix of real antique and more or less recent reproductions. Huge collection anyway !
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