Over many years, we have tested over 50 thousand ceramic objects. Our work not only provides reassurance, but can also reveal a wide range of different types of forgery, many very ingenious. As our case studies show, TL testing is a powerful tool in the battle to uncover forgery. As a result, our reports are respected internationally by museums, collectors, dealers and courts of law.
Nero – Old Restoration, courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
TL testing can distinguish genuine objects from forgeries.
African I Nok figure made from unrelated parts – Xray
This figure is made from several unrelated fragments.
Genuine bases inserted into modern porcelain
A modern vase with an inserted ancient base.
Han Dancing Lady – made of unrelated ancient clay parts
The x-ray shows how this Han dancing lady was created.
Genuine sections in an otherwise modern piece
This looks like a Tang dynasty horse but only two inserted sections are genuine.
A jumble of unrelated ancient pieces
See how a genuine antiquity was made from several objects.