The things people sell at vide-greniers never fail to fascinate and surprise me, but every now and then, something comes up in a totally new category of improbability. Fake stone cherubs are tacky enough on their own, but even among devotees of such kitsch, who is going to buy one with what appears to be a loving representation of a particularly virulent skin disease? Surely the only humane thing to do is to give it a decent burial, possibly with the aid of a sledgehammer. 

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