Why this book
When I first
buying antique Chinese porcelain I had no access to
any information except those available on the Internet and a few
books, that all did not go much into
The problem was (1)
to identify the members who really knew their stuff, thus allowing me
to slowly get an impression of genuine antique items, and (2)
to figure out why some items were thought to be authentic and others
not. No one taught this, they would just state "it is a fake", or "good
After a few years I finally had acquired a considerable amount of related knowledge from many different sources, mostly Chinese. I decided to make it easier for other collectors and the current ebook and web site are the result of this.
You do not need to follow the slow process of learning I had to go
Always be aware, however, that there are no “tricks” or shortcuts making it simple to know the difference between genuine antiques and fakes. You have to learn the difference yourself. This ebook provides the information that helps you speed up the learning process. The rest is a matter of you obtaining more experience with actual items.