Jun 11, 2013

Chinese Art Frauds Continue

I have not posted anything on the Chinese art market for awhile but now I feel compelled to warn readers of this blog about how cunningly potential buyers in the Chinese art market get deceived. Not only are pieces skillfully being copied, so are their associated documents, which is nothing new, but a recent case in point makes this abundantly clear. Boston Globe story: Vase that drew $1.7m bid also drawing federal scrutiny
Supposed Qianlong gourd vase

Base when sold at Altair for $1.7 million

Base when sold at Jackson's for $3840