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Jerome M. Eisenberg, Inc. v. Hall
Citation:48 N.Y.S. 3d 71.
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Eisenberg bought and sold antiquities and was a self-proclaimed expert in classical antiquities. Hall was an art dealer that dealt in sixteenth-nineteenth century European art. Eisenberg bought an “ancient Roman” bust of Faustina II and a “Etruscan or Roman era” bronze warrior statue from Hall. Eisenberg then sold the Faustina bust to the Mougins Museum of Classical Art in France which later advised him that the bust was fake. Eisenberg subsequently sent pictures of the bronze statue to a professor at Princeton University for an expert opinion and sent the statue for metallographic analysis which revealed that it was modern.
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