Thermoluminescence testing is a method to authenticate the age of ancient works of art. However, it only works only with fired items, in other words items like porcelain, earthenware or bronze. If you don’t know what thermoluminescence testing is have a quick read.
Here is one that seemed to miss me, despite having even been picked up by wired magazine. Ever get nervous watching people handle priceless porcelain or works of art? Worried they might drop it? Well how about this one (Anyone have the video of this?). TV show assistant smashes 2,500-year-old bronze mirror 2007-01-17 03:30:10 Xinhua […]
For anyone who really is looking to have more control over the complete look of a piece, here is an excellent article by Architectural Classics entitled How to Age Brass – Ultimate Guide. Definitely worth a look if you are interested in the specific process. (UPDATE 2022: that site is offline – we have archived […]