Antique porcelain collectors: how could it appear that two sellers are selling the exact same piece?
I just lost an eBay auction for a piece that looks exactly like this:
[ Limoges violets ]
Could two pieces that were hand-painted really look as much alike as this? including the exact degree of definition of the T & V stamp and the signature of the artist?
If these are in fact the selfsame article, how could it be offered in one place when it has just sold (at a higher price) in another?
Is there something more I should know about (a) Limoges china, (b) online selling, and/or (c) eBay auctions? I’m a relative novice at all three.
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