Dating porcelain shards

While reading a book is always good, to be able to ask the author is better.

Included in all purchases of this book regardless of from which reseller you buy your copy, is one month (30 days) free membership in the Discussion Board where the author is a senior member.

Even if the figures in the decorations were not contemporary, Tommy Eklöf felt that still, the mannerism used in the artists renderings would change over time and then still create a hereto overlooked way to date and authenticate Chinese porcelain – based on facial features and adornments.

After an original research that have taken several years and several thousands of objects – carefully dated by consensus among experts as well as by traditional means – this book now covers the period from the late Ming dynasty, throughout the Qing dynasty and the Republic Period, up to the present day.

Nearly indestructible pottery shards, fragments of ceramic vessels, constitute primary data from which analysis of chronological, ethnic, and regional change can proceed.Researchers are welcome at his headquarters where he documents his finds and patiently answers the queries of others.A lifetime’s experience with the sea and sailing allows Sjostrand to bring new understanding to ancient ship construction, and his voluminous reading allows him to set the ships and their cargoes in historical perspective.While nothing can beat actually handling an object, this book is a shortcut to learning to see the details that the experts are looking at.It is a must have for dealers appraisers and auction houses, as well as the collector, hoping to “beat the game” by knowing just that little more about what tells the copies from the originals.

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