Blemishes such as black specs, glaze gaps and bubbles, and firing cracks are normal in antique Canton.The reasons are that the old kilns used wood which introduced ash specs and created uneven temperatures in the kilns.Certainly, new or modest collectors sometimes are not sure if they have bought or are about to buy genuine Chinese export Canton.

We feel this is a very important section of our Canton museum.

As long as there have been art and antiques, there have been problems verifying what is authentic.

[Japanese Sword Furniture, Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Gilt Buddha, Ceramics, Ivory, Snuff Bottles, Lacquerware, Netsuke Amber, Japanese Prints, Paintings, Scrolls &c.][GIAN GUO JI BEN JIAN SHE ZHONG CHU TU WEN WU ZHAN...] comp. OBJECTS D' ART ET PEINTURES DE LA CHINE ET DU JAPON. GEORGE EUMORFOPOULOS COLLECTION CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE, COREAN, CHINESE, AND PERSIAN POTTERY. **FIRST & ONLY LIMITED, NUMBERED & SIGNED COPIES**LEGEZA, Ireneus L.

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Generally, authenticity is given to an object by an expert in the field.

It is based on that person's credibility in the field, comparison to similar objects, previous ownership (provenance) and documentation.The term also refers to crude handmade ware made in various parts of Frisia in the CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: Pottery embodying chopped grass or straw in its fabric as a tempering agent.Grass-tempered wares are well represented amongst pagan Saxon communities of the immediate post-SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: grog CATEGORY: ceramics DEFINITION: Foreign material (sand, plant fibers, grit, shell, crushed rock, broken pottery) added to clay for potterymaking to improve its firing qualities and prevent a vessel from cracking during the drying process.Three definitions are in order:---We define Canton fakes as pieces deliberately made to fool buyers, and most if not all have been made recently in China.They follow a known Canton form as closely as possible; however, mistakes are made in the details or they are made of lighter or heavier porcelain than a comparable form or they are too perfect without any blemishes or signs of wear.It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue. Abbe (n.) The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.