Tuesday, 17 December 2013
I must say I had a reservation about the quality when I saw the pictures.
But I gave the benefit of the doubt to Jeffrey, as this is what he does for a living. There is a good possibility that he had seen more of this genre than I.
He used o work for a major London auction house.
The auctioneer’s job is to look after the seller. So I do as much as I can to mitigate my purchases.
If Jeffrey had have stood on the steeple of Salisbury Cathedral and shouted.
So I asked Colin my friend what he thought and we set out to do a bit of research together.
In no time at all, he did, what Wallis and Gromit should have done.
‘How dare the Woolleybacks of Salisbury try to sell me a fake’ I thought
Now it’s my turn so I contacted Ginori and they said quite clearly this is no one of theirs.
“How do you know?” he said
“I contacted Ginori”
I didn’t call him a disgrace to his profession or claim he was trying to extort cash under false pretences.
“Can you send me the correspondence?” he asked
“No” I replied
Left an original Gio Ponti Vase by Ginori.
It makes you feel a bit stupid when this happens “Do they think I am a bit woolly around the ears”
Selling fake C.D’s is a punishable offence. Selling fake Louis Vuitton bags will land you in jail.
At least you know where you are when you go around a dodgy market.
Can Ginori seize this vase as it could damage the credibility of the company and its heritage for absolute quality?
It is not a vase by them
Could Woolley and Walls be reported to the Police?
But when the air of credibility is misleading well it could be said that this is a purposeful action. Well it fooled me this time.
At least you know when a robber is mugging you.
I contacted the trading standards who duly visited them.
I think he will be a bit more careful with his descriptions from now on. I will keep my eye on them.
I will not trust his judgement again and I don’t think you should either.
Should Auctioneers be regulated?
Should the-saleroom.com be checked over in more detail?