Both are shouting, "I am 16th century!", but one actually is and the other is about 400 years later.
One I paid a lot of money for, and the other I paid peanuts. Both will - in the long term - give me a good return on my investment, but more importantly, I love having them around.
Right now it is easy to tell which is which, but - with a little clever effort - I could fake up the 19th century one so that only a real expert could tell the difference, but I am NOT going to do this.
I watched a 16th century copy sell for £400 the other night, even though the seller actually said she believed it to be a fake or copy. If it had been the real thing, then it would have fetched £3000 no problem. So it makes me wonder how many people were prepared to gamble that she had got it wrong in the description - I am sure it was only worth about £100.
Worth a gamble? I think I might have put about £500 on it if I had been feeling a little richer, so I guess the answer is deemed to be 'yes'.
I gambled on the real one in the photo, and I think that paid off - or is yet to pay off.
Like I say, I like having them around anyway, and the 19th century copy would be useful as a film prop.
Thinking of making an Elizabethan movie?