"Oh, stop it!": Marion Jung and Markus Zeiner make Horst Lichter pronounce these words of astonishment twice. The two people from Nuremberg want to auction a porcelain painting at "Bares für Rares". It hung on Zeiner's wall for years, but now he's had enough of it.
When Lichter learned from Bianca Berding who the picture shows, he was flabbergasted for the first time: the young Jesus was depicted on it, according to the expert. "Oh, stop it!" he exclaims for the first time. The second time shortly thereafter, when he wants to know from his studio guests how they feel about each other. Husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, brother and sister - the Rhinelander has experienced it all. But tenants and landlords - the moderator has not yet encountered that in more than 1500 programs. "Oh, stop it. It's a constellation that I haven't had before. I've never had it," marvels at Lichter.
Then Bianca Berding takes the floor. The present work of art is a porcelain painting by the company KPM, the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin. The picture was created based on a painting by Heinrich Hoffmann from 1881. It shows the Jesus boy in the temple and hangs in Dresden's New Masters Picture Gallery. The porcelain painter, who according to Berding is probably Rudolf Dittrich, chose an excerpt from this in 1908.
The auction is developing positively for the sellers: Fabian Kahl starts with 250 euros, the price quickly rises to 500 euros. But then Daniel Meyer steps in – and immediately raises it to 600 euros. In the bidding duel with Kahl, he drives the price up to 800 euros. Meyer finally gets the contract for this sum.
In the end, Markus Zeiner earned 100 euros more than he originally wanted. He is accordingly satisfied afterwards: "Very nice, thank you very much", beams the man from Nuremberg.
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library