Good Gourd! It's Louis IVI of France!

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  1. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Blood of Louis XVI 'found in gourd container'


    I just love the work of DNA-- how interesting!
     
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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I have a bit of charcoal related to be from the destruction of The Great Fire of London, in 1666. It's in a glassed display box with a letter from the family who owned it in, I believe, the 1840s, stating the case for its authenticity.

    Doesn't top Louis XVI in a gourd though. Alas, no DNA to prove or disprove it.

    Relics of the charcoal sort have a long-storied history, as do fakes of same.
     
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    ~n/t~ New Member

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    That's so cool if it's not a fake. There must be a way to check for authenticity? Have you ever taken it to these antique shops? Professional ones, of course. There used to be a show called the Antique Road Show. Is it sill on? Anyhoo, it could be worth mucho $$. Who knows.
     

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