Though both pieces are authentic, this combination makes for an obviously altered piece. I have a feeling the occasional miss-matching of pieces was a somewhat common and a comical side of displaying back in the early days of collecting, and it was never intended that they would be sold as authentic. I'm thinking things like this weren't taken as seriously back then as they might be today. I mean... who in their right mind back then would ever think that 25 or 30 years (now) down the road, a silly looking piece like this might cause controversy regarding it's being authentic fake or altered. This spoof piece was part of a local collection and always displayed as the eye catcher it is to attract attention and possibly initiate a Tall Tale regarding its provenance.