Marga Meininger brought a beautiful porcelain figurine to “Bares for Rares”. But the 77-year-old woman from Neuberg does not know exactly what she represents. And Horst Lichter doesn’t know what to do with the term either, when Colmar Schulte-Goltz explains to him that it’s an amorette. The moderator wants to know where the difference to the angel is.

And so the expert has to share his wealth of knowledge with a little sigh: According to Schulze-Goltz, the cupid is responsible for worldly life, the angel for spiritual things. “The point here is that a naked figure with wings preoccupies a childish extent with showing us things that actually only interest us as adults.”

That’s almost too much information for Lichter: “My God, what a fuss,” he moans. The cupid to be examined here, the expert explains further, is busy connecting two hearts with each other. With glue: “So there should be an inseparable connection between two lovers, and that’s where the cupid helps a lot.” The delicately crafted figure comes from the Meissen porcelain manufactory and was manufactured around 1900 according to designs by Heinrich Schwabe.

Marga Meininger would like 600 euros for her figure. But Colmar Schulte-Goltz rates it at just 400 euros. “That’s bad,” says the saleswoman. She takes the dealer card anyway: “I’d like to sell it.”

In the dealer room, the first interested party is already there during the appraisal. “A nice wedding present,” enthuses Susanne Steiger. “Two hearts that will never part again.” Her colleague Walter Lehnertz, on the other hand, doesn’t have much time for this kind of romance: “You’re going straight up there, if there’s armor and love and stuff…”, scoffs “Waldi”.

Wolfgang Pauritsch starts with 150 euros, several dealers bid. The highest bid comes from Thorsden Schlößner, who initially bids 330 euros. However, Meininger does not want to part with her good piece. She refers to her four great-grandchildren, who should each get a hundred. The argument convinces Schlößner, and he pays the price proposed by the expert and desired by the seller.

So in the end everyone is happy. Especially Marga Meininger, who is now going home with a good feeling.

Source: “Bares for Rares” in the ZDF media library

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