11.28.2011

A PARIS FIND





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.

au revoir.


2 comments:

  1. I would have bought it also. I have a small bronze he has wings on his feet,,

    yvonne

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  2. gorgeous Hermes bust and love the art on the wall too...gorgeous little reading area..
    best,
    maureen

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