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CERAMIC ART INVESTMENT

   Art as an Investment

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WHERE TO ACQUIRE

   Buying in China

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AUTHENTICATION

   Rust Spots

   Glaze Deterioration

   Embedded Materials

   Glaze Contractions

   Hairline Cracks

   Over-Glaze Degradation

   Shape Distortion

   Shell Encrustations

   Ming Reign Marks

   Qing Reign Marks

   Advanced Authentication

   Scientific Analysis

 

FAKE CERAMICS

   The Story of Fakes

   Museum of Fake Ceramics

 

  

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Appraisal of Chinese Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Chalre Collection

 

The focus of The Chalre Collection is Chinese and Asian Tradeware Ceramics -- in other words, Ceramics that were traded throughout Asia.  Tradeware Ceramics (Porcelain, Stoneware and Earthenware) tell the story of how the peoples of Asia forged social and commercial ties with each other during ancient times. 

 

The Ceramic Art collection of Chalre Associates came about through the efforts of the firm's principals, Rebecca Bustamante and Richard Mills.  It is their intention that a significant portion of The Chalre Collection become property of a museum foundation or other public body in the future. 

 

In creating the collection, major recognition must be given to Jose (Joe) Yusef Makmak for his considerable support and friendship.  Our thoughts are with Joe, formerly a prominent ceramic antiquities dealer in Philippines, who passed away in 2008.   

  

 


 

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Buying Chinese Ceramic Art - How to Authenticate

 How to Identify Fake Ceramics

 

BASICS OF AUTHENTICATION:

Online Museum of Fakes

 

The principals of the Chalre Collection sometime come across obvious fakes that are being presented as authentic by dealers and authentic.  Such pieces are acquired (at as low a price as possible) for study and discussion.  

 

Examples of these are below.  Please return as this section is planned to grow over time.  

 

Send Us Your Fakes!

 

If you have access to such pieces, please send high quality photographs to ceramics@chalre.com for inclusion to this site.  

 

 
 


 
Fake Chinese Ceramic 1:
Plaster Shell Encrustations
 
Example of a Fake Chinese Porcelain PlateA somewhat Chinese-looking plate is made to look as if it is covered with sea life encrustations. A closer look shows that the piece was smeared with plaster (or similar hardening compound) and shells implanted on. 

 

The faked effect is easy to spot if you are a drywaller by trade but maybe not so if you work at a desk all day. We hope this picture will help you to recognize the trick and stay away from dealers offering such pieces. 
 
Acquired from an antique dealer in Manila.

 

To study a large graphic, click on the image to the right.  
 
 

 


 

Fake Chinese Ceramic 2:
Shiny-and-New Sold as 

Expensive-and-Old
 
Example of a Fake Chinese Blue and White Porcelain VaseThe Dish-Mouthed Vase is decorated in a Chinese style and has a small dragon draped around the neck.  

 

The piece was claimed to originate from the 1700's by the dealer.   However, a close look shows none of the usual indictors of being hand-made or old.  Most obvious is the glaze which gleams as if brand new which it surely is. 
 
Acquired from an antique dealer in Beijing. 
   

To study a large graphic, click on the image to the right.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fake Chinese Ceramic 3:
New Vase Sold as Antique
 
Example of a Fake Chinese Blue and White Porcelain VaseThe Temple Vase has Double-Happiness characters and other Chinese decorations on the main body and neck. 
 
The piece was claimed to originate from the Qing Dynasty era by the dealer.  It is made to look as if it is hand-made but shows none of the usual indictors of being old.  Most obvious is the glaze which gleams as if brand new which it surely is. The tone of the blue is also not similar to true ancient pieces.  

 

Acquired from an antique dealer in Manila.

 

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