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Archaic Bronze - Fake or Real???
Might give this one a try even thhought I'm not certai it's authentic or not. Sorry that I can post only pictures showing the detail.
The reproductions of archaic bronzes are amazing in appearance, so a photo alone is generally not enough to authenticate.
However, you vessel looks dirty...this is generally considered a bad sign. Some dirt acceptable, but the overall patina of crystalized malachite and azurite should be glossy (like a gemstone that has been tumbled until polished).
Also, when you flick the vessel, it should sound like pottery, not metal. This is because the bronze goes through fossil/mineral replacement throughout the vessel, not just on the surface.
I didn't ever get through with a bid on this bronze thing since there were other bidders interested in it. I think it sold for around $400. I was just thinking that I could possibly get it for bargain. I did get some archaic bronze in last year that I believe is authentic material. Some pieces were even lost because of some mistakes I made, unfortunately. I still got pictures of some of the other pieces from those sales. Could be interesting to debate them here. I also had the winning bid on an eastern Zhou bronze vessel that I could see was 75-85 percent certainly authentic. but the seller who had it cancelled the sale and then re-listed it a while later and it then sold for nearly ten times the amount I was supposed to pay. I was so angry I decided to just leave it. Even though the potential value would be $1-2m. Now I just took the winning bid of another piece of archaic bronze with a potential value well above one million dollar and as far as I can tell it's likely authetic - but not for certain. These thing are copied to perfection and sometimes it requires specialist examination to tell if it's authentic or not.
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