Eden Galleries Auction Of Chinese Porcelain Fakes, a Few Examples
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Auction Of Chinese Porcelain Fakes, Another Batch Of Porcelain Repros From Marietta GA
Auction Of Chinese Porcelain Fakes. Reproduction Chinese Porcelain Auction At Eden Galleries, it will be on offer in just a couple days, so all I can say is "Cauction" Unless you're building a collection of 21st-century knock offs, then this sale is for you.
Note: This is NOT the same as EDEN FINE ART in NYC, the two are not connected in any way.
Note: This post is not an accusation of any criminal intent towards the auctioneer but is my personal opinion about the authenticity of the items being presented. The objects in question are not consistent in quality and content of known authentic examples.
Where and When
Eden Galleries a.k.a. "Eden Fine Art Galleries"
1485 Canton Rd, STE 200, Marietta Georgia
When October 7th and 8th
Bidding available on Live-Auctioneers and Invaluable
A couple months ago we were made aware of an auction house in Marietta Georgia called Eden Galleries. After looking over the items being presented we shared our thoughts on the dreck and flotsam Then more of
them, so I became curious and followed the links to Live Auctioneers. After browsing through the offerings and the absolute bunk being advertised on these pieces I decided to offer this heads up to anyone interested.
Copies of rare porcelains, they all appear to be copies.
The absolute fakes and copies in this auction are in quality on a scale of one to ten, good solid sevens. (ten being perfect) So anyone with a moderate amount of knowledge on the subject will immediately run for their lives and have nothing to do with it.
Auction Of Chinese Porcelain Fakes with some familiar faces.
Several of the lots appear to be re-offers from their last auction, one of which supposedly sold for around $47,000. I didn't bother spending any time looking at the bronzes as several of them also seem to getting a second try at finding a new owner. If an auction house takes in fakes in one area, they more than likely take them in other categories. It may be they haven't anyone on staff who knows what they are doing also. Either way, we don;t care, this place is selling fakes knowingly or un-knowingly.
Extremely rare Yuan dragon jars, meiping vases, imperial yellow ground bowls etc. do not get offered at auction with $400 to $3,500 estimates. Copies do, but not originals. (No matter how much you want to convince yourself otherwise.)
To learn more visit their Live-Auctioneers or the Invaluable site and check their PAST auctions. It's packed with objects that if real would be worth millions and millions of dollars. Be sure to log into your account and check the prices realized. If you haven't got an account with Live-Auctioneers or Invaluable sign up for one, it's free and well worth having. Just
Have you left bid already on the Fake Chinese porcelain auction at Eden Galleries ?
If so and I were you, contact them immediately and retract it. You can and they can do nothing about it. If you've left a bid on Live-Auctioneers or Invaluable you can retract it through their site.
Have you convinced yourself some of the porcelain is authentic and are still thinking of bidding?
I wouldn't do it, , no matter how much you've convinced yourself. After looking through the sale I can say "no you haven't found anything". Unless you buy copies.
How about the paintings? Some of them are famous contemporary artists!!
In my opinion, they appear to be copies of famous contemporary artists. Several are so unlike authentic works, it gave me a headache. Yes, they do copy them, by the boat load.
What About the Jades and Bronzes?
All I can say is, you're on your own if you want to give it a whirl. (I wouldn't touch them with a ten-foot pole after seeing what else they are selling.)
Auction Of Chinese Porcelain Fakes At Eden Galleries, what about the provenances?
As is the practice these days with all auctions handling Chinese art providing "Provenance" for everything as much as possible. The concept and power of providing some history to the prospective buyers about who or where the items come from is now an industry. Old collector labels are being reproduced digitally, labels are often transferred from one piece to another. Major auction house labels with lot numbers get moved from inexpensive items to very expensive looking items.
As for who the "collectors" are in this sale, it is probably irrelevant if the consignor didn't know what he was doing, to begin with. The question to ask is, have any of these collectors become well know for building a great collection?
Does anyone know who they are in the art world (I've never heard of any of them). Have you tried "Googling" their names? Did you get information, other than perhaps something posted from an anonymous site?
Note: If you see an extremely rare looking object and NO provenance, be very concerned. Do not talk yourself into the bidding.
Well, these are my thoughts, if you don't agree, knock yourself out.
Bear in mind, Live-auctioneers and Invaluable are NOT responsible for any content on their sites. They don't even care..
Fred Cappello says
Thanks. Lots of fakes these days. Heard that in real old (Yuan mostly) porcelain, there is a tendency for iron impurities to be seen on the surface like little dots and scars. But then, guess this could be faked also. I am sure you’re seen this. Comments? Fred
Matthew Griffin says
Hello, I have a blue and white porcelain vase – plumb shaped, with 5 four clawed dragons, in clouds, chasing a Sun. There is also a dragon in an ocean at the base of the vessel. One can see that the vase is hand painted; hand made (via feeling the inside); and has pitting in areas. Medium lustre of glaze. The bottom has no makings, accept for a printed sticker, which read’s “Made in Canton China”. Obviously not an “industrial” sticker; more like someone typed it onto a sticker – like a Collector’s stamp, and labeled the base for identification. I am nowhere near a place to have it properly appraised. Pics available upon request. Please advise.