I don’t think you can grab any name there paying for the right to have it. The name comes with so many complications.
Ebay is mean in that aspect. Once you are banned, dang! If you used a computer in your mom’s house, or any other family or friend’s, they all are banned. It’s a domino’s effect.
1800’s China? Oh man!
I’ve seen those things in the hands of CEO’s when I visited some of them years ago. One had a vase or something like that, a flower pot? He was really happy to own a piece of history from his country of origin. No way he allowed me to touch it. But I could sit inside his Lambo he said, and I did.
Many things to tell. I was a painter then, working for a friend of mine. We were painting the house of this CEO in Los Altos Hills, forgot the company, long time ago. The guy had, among others, an antique painting or something I call weird. This framed painting with some sort of little empty coconuts hanging from it. I think it was a piece of art, who knows. Well, my friend goes and puts his finger on one coconut, and the thing falls to the ground!
We then found the miracle of using crazy glue. I don’t know if the owner found out about the mishap.