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Our old friends, the peasant couple.
The dog ate your homework?
The set sold for $32.
An unusual flint glass bell, marked “Bretagne”.
Uh, Ethel, you know that glass bell, …
The bell sold for $30.
Defects are in the eye of the beholder.
Here is another Oni bell, a top quality lost wax cast figural,
with a lighter patina than the one shown in Devils and Demons:
I have no idea why there is a hole in the base, how it was made,
or what purpose (if any) it may have been intended to serve.
Most potential buyers probably thought the hole a sufficient defect to pass it by, and the bell sold for $9.00.
What can you buy for that price? The bargains are still out there, if you can find them.