Since 1978, China reform and opening up has entered a new period of development, but also ushered in the cultural relics collection, appreciation of the new era. Especially over the past decade, the number of national and folk heritage collection of large, high grade, are unprecedented. Its one of the symbols is as high-end collection of china bronze statue artifacts. Such bronze weighing equipment such as sub-Longding return from overseas is proof. However, accompanied with the collection craze, fake relics of the wind intensified.
The characteristics of fake
Contemporary bronze forged extraordinary level, which is characterized by the following two aspects:
A pseudo-device mass production
I once commissioned by the State unit to identify a group of bronze sculpture, I thought to see some exciting objects, did not expect to see are all fake. According to collectors, said his home there such a thing, almost a heap of houses are bought from the hands of someone in Anhui. He started unaware, it constantly buy more buy more later, just became suspicious, please go to our screening.
There are many similar things. I remember reading a few private collections of local and other towns of bronze statue, a huge amount of cultural relics cabinet and the floor are placed 50 cm above the amplifier has a lot of, there are gilt, and inlaid turquoise, more so-called of King Wu, Yue Gou bronze sword (and not one), just like a high-standard Bronze Museum. Unfortunately, but not a few are genuine. Unfortunately, the collectors also believe that their collections are undoubtedly genuine.
As another example. Beijing Palace Museum collection a Taishi () Gui, in the Western Zhou Dynasty, Taishi high status, under one person, people over, so this gui is very valuable. So counterfeiters are also eyeing it. In recent years, I have seen three false Taishi, the possession of suspected fake Taishi Gui from the Forbidden City. Not only in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Europe and other countries, antique markets and auction chinese bronze artifacts from the same lot. Many public and private collectors sometimes come to me some pictures, some of which are old stock, some are pretending to be nearly a decade.
Second, the uneven level of fake
Uneven level of bronze dragon fake, counterfeit goods, one can see through some, but others are not easy to identify. Overall, the level of fraud than the reform and opening up has been greatly improved, far more than we expected. Main features: modeling accuracy, and some pseudo-device may be true on the line directly in molds, size ratio exactly right; fine decoration, even substrate of fine Yunlei Wen also doing well, there are crude and refined, lines smooth, natural transition, there is a certain intensity; inscriptions rational layout, words in the mouth deeper, more accurate shape, content, and very few flaws. Even more peculiar is the production of verdigris, and range lines. When we look at the past, very concerned about the bronze patina, the most difficult because of rust fraud, if the lack of hierarchy, or level, not natural, too thin, and so on, it can easily eluded capture. But now the Bronze fraud technology is high, not only do green rust erythema, blue rust can do, not only rust there are many levels, levels of thick, granular, and rust. We know that the Shang and Zhou Tao Fan is made of bronze, they are often left in the device table casting marks – Fan line. Previously often determine whether the range line as an important basis for true and false, but now they die. I remember a few years ago I located a company in Xi’an College Gate saw a Western Zhou Dynasty bronze tripod, enough with the outer end of the range line is very clear, but a careful look, Fan relatively stiff wire. I doubt tell each other, the person told me, is a bronze tripod, a guy brought Qishan, they looked good, paid for the spot. Did not expect the guy got the money Batui left, go fast, they feel a bit wrong, so it someone to identify. Now even those who can fake bronze fabric wrapped traces left to do it, totally unexpected, really hard to detect.
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