UNE TROUVAILLE A PARIS
I have had this bust of Hermes, the God of Speed for quite a while. I purchased it at an antique show a few years ago when I lived in Boston and I have deliberately left its silver plating go unpolished for added patina.
To my surprise, I spied the exact same piece in the window of an antique dealer on rue Jacob in Paris this summer. This dealer was a little more "confident" of the value of his item, even accounting for inflation...
"If you like something, buy it" they say at flea markets; the same goes for antique shows apparently.