Genuine bases inserted into modern porcelain

Forgers know that porcelain is normally only sampled in the unglazed base.  A large number of modern pieces have had their bases replaced with an ancient base.  The fine dividing line is disguised with acrylic paint which will dissolve in acetone to reveal the line.

It is also worth noting that Yuan, Ming and other porcelain pieces are being artificially irradiated in Beijing and other regions of China to increase the apparent TL age. We have now developed a method to detect this through its effects on the TL signal.

Learn more about X-rays and artificial irradiation in our FAQs

Oxford Authentication - Genuine base on modern piece photo

Genuine base on modern piece

Oxford Authentication - Genuine base on modern piece - highlighted

Genuine base on modern piece - highlighted


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