Analysis of Contemporary Antique Porcelain

By | November 15, 2020
Source: China Porcelain Net

Porcelain is a great invention of the working people in ancient China. It has made great contributions to world civilization. China has a long history of porcelain-making, and its connotation is broad and profound. Ancient porcelain embodies the wisdom and efforts of the working people in ancient times. It is the epitome of Chinese civilization and has always been favored by people. Among them, the exquisite and rare works are regarded as treasures. Ancient porcelain is not only a special commodity, but also a kind of wealth in the commodity society, and its value continues to appreciate with the changes of the times. Therefore, Chinese ancient porcelain has become the main object of collection by public and private collectors at home and abroad. However, out of the ideology of reverence for ancient times and for profit, the phenomenon of official and private copying and forgery of ancient porcelain has appeared since the Ming Dynasty.
In the past 20 years, due to the continuous development of the market economy, the folk collections that have been silent for many years have gradually recovered, and the style of making ancient porcelain has intensified. This not only brought endless trouble and harm to the normal collection business and the art market, but also caused immeasurable economic losses to fans and consumers. What’s more, it irreversibly corrupted the excellent traditional art of Chinese ancient porcelain. Reputation. Therefore, we must unite to take countermeasures to combat this social hazard in accordance with the law. Otherwise, if things go on like this, this kind of fake antiques will hurt the generations.
Among the current prosperous “new, fake and broken” antique porcelains, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi has the largest number of antique porcelains, the widest variety, the best technology, and the greatest impact. Based on its production level, the antique porcelains we see are divided into three different forms: imaginary, simulated, and replicated to analyze them.
Conceived shape: It is characterized by invisible and godless. Because it was made for granted, it was pieced together, and it was of poor quality. Its quirky shape, awkward decoration, rare styles and rough craftsmanship give people a nondescript feeling. However, this kind of porcelain is easy to be fooled by beginners. In addition, the seller throws out some tempting or exciting words, saying “this kind of thing is rare and rare”, or “not even a few major museums in China”, “I’m afraid you I can’t understand either”, wait, to tempting.
Analog type: It is characterized by tangible and invisible. Because it is made based on pictures, not only the image is the same, but the size is the same, and the quality is good. This is especially easy for those who like to study books and try to find things out. Coupled with the fact that the seller took out the book and vowed to make people believe it. However, the bottom of this type of porcelain is not good enough (because many catalogs do not have photos of the bottom), and the enamel is not correct, some “too white” and some “too bright”, lacking the charm of old ware.
Duplicate type: The characteristic is tangible and spiritual. Because it not only compares the real object, asks the experts to work together to make it carefully, but also has a special process for making the old, so it is vivid and can almost be indistinguishable. This type of porcelain is commonly called “high imitation”, and the new term is “clone porcelain”. In addition to concocting a set of vivid stories, the seller also sent a catalogue of high-priced auction transactions to lure those greedy big money collectors or possessive big collectors into the bait.
Practice has proved that the best counterfeiters will also have shortcomings and flaws, as long as we are calm and careful and comprehensively analyze during the appraisal, we can see through them; in addition, the appraiser needs to be knowledgeable and good at comparisons in order to develop a pair of golden eyes. . How to prevent the collection of ancient porcelain from being deceived? From the aspects of modeling, painting, tire glaze, style recognition, and craftsmanship, the author summarized five undesirables.

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