Reproductions and Copies Abound At Lauren Gallery Auction in Roswell Georgia
If you're a collector of Asian objects and aren't particularly concerned about buying antiques, this is an auction house you'll want to get to know better. In particular with regards to Chinese porcelain.
While the listings certainly seem to declare the items are all antique, they do suggest you make your own determinations and have your own opinion before buying. This was the response I got after calling the operation. I did call to ask if the lots are guaranteed to be antique. As this is their position, it is my opinion none of them are actually antique, but fair quality modern copies.
Chinese Porcelain at Lauren Gallery all appear to me to be reproductions, so let this be your heads up in case you're thinking about bidding.
Lauren Gallery is located in Roswell Georgia, about a half an hour away from the old Eden Gallery in Marietta Georgia. While we do not know if the two are connected, they sure look and smell the same. So be very careful.
The two-day auction, April 21 and 22nd, is touting an almost endless supply of, if authentic, extremely rare examples with estimates lower than they would have been in the 1930's. The sale is pushing numerous jades, porcelains, cloisonne, paintings and assorted decorative arts. None of which to our eyes appear any older than the shoes I am wearing this day.
Chinese Reproduction Looking Porcelain At Lauren Gallery Auction, April 21 and 22nd
For fun, we've opted to share just a few of their offerings.
If you have your heart set on building a collection of modern reproductions of antiques made recently in China, this auction is for you!
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Lauren Gallery, an auction of reproductions in our opinion
Now, in fairness, it may be the auction house has no idea the items they are offering appear to be modern knock-offs. Perhaps they are victims of a slew of dishonest consignors or ill-informed people. However, seeing as they claim to have unnamed experts and loads of experience, also undefined, it may all be just an unfortunate situation. I personally doubt it, but we can say it none the less.
and some more fakes
Lester Devere says
Thank you for your post, I have come across Lauren Auctions via live auctioneers.com interesting it seems they have changed there business name to ROSWELL AUCTIONEERS working out of the same address of 1050 Northfield Court Ste 240 Roswell, GA 30076 United States.