• Fakes and Copies
  • Look at the dirt – quick tips for authenticating neolithic and ancient Chinese pottery

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    Super quick post regarding a recent discussion I was having about cleaning antiquities, particularly those which would have been buried underground. While there are many highly specialized and scientific ways to authenticate a piece (for example TL testing), there are also some very practical clues one can look out for. For example dirt. When an […]

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  • A large collection of Chinese, Burmese & Thai antiquities on offer from a private seller

    A large Chinese neolithic period (Banshan Phase) painted pottery storage jar - c. 2600–2300 B.C

      An exceptionally fine and rare large reclining Burmese Mandalay period Buddha. On offer is two privately held collections of Chinese and Southeast Asian antiquities for sale. In total there are over 70 different pieces in both collections. Collection consists of Chinese Neolithic, Han, Warring States and Ming Dynasty pottery and terracotta, Burmese and Thai […]