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Marc
http://cgi.ebay.fr/tres-belle-fontaine-a-a...1QQcmdZViewItem

In case you wanted to bid on it, or have already, this fountain has been built from a Frenchman fountain (been discovered by Bazinet and confirmed by Oxy).

The listing does not say "antique Berger fountain", just "Berger fontain", clever guy wink.gif

I've contacted him, let's wait for his answer.
I just know, from yesterday, that his "buy it now" price is 600€, cheap for an authentic Berger fountain...
Donnie Darko
As if the lid wasn't a dead giveaway, he didn't even bother to make it look old.
What a moron.

What's really brilliant is how it's balanced on the edge of what appears to be a television. Yeah, let me teeter this rare and valuable fountain on the edge of my TV for a photo...
hartsmar
If he doesn't respond to it, the current bidders should be notified of it and he should be reported to ebay... no doubt.
Heure Verte
I asked him if he claimed than all the pieces of his fountain was really antiques, specially the spigots part. he answered to me : "I don't know thank you".
Wild Bill Turkey
The current high-bidder, moldu34, is an acquaintance of mine, electronically speaking. I just sent him an email to warn him.
Fredie
It would actually be nice fountain.......

If it were not more than a hundred bucks or so.... pirate2.gif
The Standard Deviant
Scrape off that decal as well.
Wild Bill Turkey
I see that moldu34 has withdrawn his bid. We've saved at least one nice guy from getting ripped off. I think we all deserve a drink.
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Fredie
You're a true La Bleue Louched friend there Wild Bill!!
Marc
QUOTE(The Standard Deviant @ Mar 22 2006, 03:12 AM) *

Scrape off that decal as well.


Just to clarify : the Berger glass bowl could be authentic, a big cache has been discovered 3 years ago. So the doubt can be permitted on that part...

The seller just replied : "I've bought it in the same condition", why not...
hartsmar
That only "takes the heat off his back". Either way if I'm not wrong that Berger decal is typical pastis advertising anyway.
Head_prosthesis
If everyone kicks their monitors hard enough,
maybe it'll fall to the floor and smash!
Absomphe
I just tried that, and it didn't work, damnit!

Why am I so gullible?
Marc
QUOTE(Assstomp @ Mar 22 2006, 05:39 PM) *

Why am I so gullible?


typical alcoholic disorder, gullibility is part of it


Whatever, the price is still raising
Seller wanted 600€ for it, sure it will raise above.
Absomphe
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 23 2006, 06:03 AM) *



typical alcoholic disorder, gullibility is part of it


This coming from someone with the most gullible looking avatar I've ever seen.

I'll bet I could sell anything to whatever that thing is. harhar.gif
Marc
That thing is Mike Kelley's art... a "dirty" plush (can't explain here)...

But don't deal anything with Dirty (let's call him Dirty), he is a notorious alcoholic too, and is seriously mentally disturbed. sleepy.gif
Absomphe
Thanks for the warning.

Perhaps he'd make an ideal customer for our good friend Jim, in that case.
Jack Batemaster
QUOTE(Assstamp @ Mar 22 2006, 08:39 AM) *

Why am I so gullible?


Alzheimer's.
Fredie
don't you mean.....

Absheimers? abs-cheers.gif
Absomphe
QUOTE(Jack Batemaster @ Mar 23 2006, 10:51 AM) *

QUOTE(Assstamp @ Mar 22 2006, 08:39 AM) *

Why am I so gullible?


Alzheimer's.


Who? sleepy.gif
Jack Batemaster
IPB Image
Donnie Darko
What that needs is some vaseline.
Dpanice
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 23 2006, 10:44 AM) *

That thing is Mike Kelley's art... a "dirty" plush (can't explain here)...

But don't deal anything with Dirty (let's call him Dirty), he is a notorious alcoholic too, and is seriously mentally disturbed. sleepy.gif


100%
Absomphe
QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Mar 23 2006, 08:18 PM) *

What that needs is some vaseline.


'k,...y?
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