The giant foot raised many questions for “Bares for Rares” moderator Horst Lichter: What is it, what is it and why do you buy something like this? The answers were surprising and added to the confusion.

“A really beautiful, modern design piece,” said the expert Dr. Friederike Werner. “In the village where I grew up, they would have said: someone lives on damn big feet. No one would have recognized that as a work of art”, Lichter still wondered about the purpose of the foot.

“You brought a powerful machine with you,” said the moderator, Axel and Beate from Ohlsbach. “How do you get such a giant monster foot?”

“I was at the International Furniture Fair in Milan and discovered this object there, more than 30 years ago,” said Axel. “Then I thought: I have to have this thing.”

It was a mystery to Lichter what the thing was doing at the furniture fair: “It’s just a damn big foot. It’s not a design. Someone just set foot there.” The moderator pondered whether the object could somehow be “opened” and “sat in”?

“You should be able to sit on it,” said saleswoman Beate. “But we’ve never sat on it.” That raised further questions for Lichter: “Where are you sitting down there?” The expert said: “On the big toe or on the upper section.”

The polyurethane base was designed by Gaetano Pesce, a well-known designer, in 1969: “It was intended as garden furniture.” This model was a re-edition from the 1990s. Estimated price: 1,000 to 1,200 euros.

After the sales couple left, Horst Lichter had to test the seating furniture. “Oh, that’s soft!” he hopped up and down on his foot. “I didn’t know that!”

Dealer Walter Lehnertz was the first to recognize that the foot was intended for sitting. “If you sit on the instep at the front and as a backrest at the back,” he tried to direct Christian Vechtel (picture) into a comfortable sitting position. Vain.

Vechtel tried it the other way around. “It’s really not nice what’s going on up front,” laughed Markus Wildhagen (right) about Vechtel’s efforts.

Susanne Steiger squatted elatedly on top: “And now you can have your feet done.”

Markus Wildhagen (right) knew the designer’s pieces: “It’s really cool what you brought with you.” A competition began between him and Christian Vechtel, which quickly exceeded their expertise.

Shortly thereafter it was even doubled. Vechtel only gave in at 2,500 euros and gave up to Wildhagen (right). He laughed: “I didn’t think I would buy a black foot today.”

He also bought Rosenthal’s “Tirana” porcelain service from the period between 1927 and 1930 with an estimated value of 250 and 350 euros in the Monday edition of “Bares für Rares”.

Markus Wildhagen was traded up to 220 euros, although a plate was missing.

This gold pendant with precious stones from the 1970s came from Asia and was valued at 1,000 euros.

Except for Susanne Steiger, nobody was interested. She was awarded 750 euros.

Schuco’s toy submarine “Electro-Submarino” from the period between 1963 and 1975 was estimated at 150 to 180 euros during the expertise.

Friedrich Häußer (right) paid 100 euros because the submarine was unfortunately defective.

The gold bracelet with diamonds from the 1960s to 70s was valued at 2,500 to 2,700 euros.

Susanne Steiger bought the piece of jewelery for 2,500 euros because nobody else made an offer.

This article was written by Bettina Friemel

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