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Prized ceramic wares
KUALA LUMPUR (Capital of Malaysia).
They came with their prized ceramic wares and a broad smile but returned
home with a frown. What they thought were genuine antiques in their possession
turned out to be just clever imitations.
The Real McCoy: Lam showing collectors how to identify antiques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Among other things, he pointed out a computer printed stamp at the base of a vase and a cover of a hexagon ceramic
bowl that did not fit its body.
antique lovers would need to have their own memory
database chart of original pieces, he told about 200
people who attended his lecture for the West
Malaysia Chapter of the South-East Asian Ceramic
The world-renowned expert on Chinese antiquities added:
“You have to examine original objects by going to Sotheby's or Christie's auctions, visit trusted dealers' shops and read auction houses' catalogues and textbooks, especially those with illustrations".
make comparisons. You train your eyes to know
what is the real thing,”...
Said Lam, who has conducted authentication tests on antiquities over the past 30 years and belonged to Hong Kong's exclusive Min Chiu Society of prominent ceramics and Chinese art collectors.
also feel the difference in weight and texture of
the object, he said.
the naked eyes, he added, ceramic pieces could
be examined with the use of penlights and loupes.
method of identifying fakes is through scientific
such as with the use of thermo-luminescence dating,
where radiation in a ceramic piece is measured to
identify its age.
ceramic items that are much sought-after,
he said collectors in Hong Kong were currently
looking for 18th century Ching Dynasty imperial
Before this, they sought pieces from the 15th century Sung Dynasty. The society's vice-president, Anthony Tan, said there were too few good dealers in Malaysia.
Acknowledgment of information source: Article by N E W S Sunday June 24, 2007 Title: Train your eyes to detect fakes By Loh Foon Fong
Ancient treasures ceramic ware
OVER 600 artifacts recovered from sunken ships in the South-China Sea was exhibited in Penang from Dec 29 to Jan 6 - 2007 The artifacts, some over 1,000 years old, were salvaged from 10 historical shipwrecks and originated from China, Thailand and Portugal.
‘Treasures of the Nanhai’, the exhibition at Traders
Hotel is jointly organised by Vel Art Collections
Sdn Bhd (VACSB) and Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn
the primary remains from the shipwrecks
are their cargoes of ceramics, the wrecks offer an
insight into the types of wares traded in the South
China Sea over nine centuries,” NMASB managing director
Sten Sjostrand told a press conference yesterday.
these old ships and their cargoes represent a time
since everything on board comes from one specific
time in history,” he added. “There are clues that
the Chinese enjoyed a virtual mono-poly on ceramic
trade until the 14th century.
Chinese who migrated to South East Asia
later dominated the business following Emperor Hongwu’s
ban on foreign trade in 1369,” he added.
Acknowledgment of information source: Article by: The Star M E T R O, Thursday December 20, 2007