Together with strength of provenance and satisfactory opinion of an expert in stylistic appraisal, scientific analysis is required to affirmatively determine the genuinity of the piece.If you are unsure on how evaluate any of the above, seek help from an expert who has scholarly knowledge of the type of Chinese Antique you are looking to authenticate.
Scientists use Carbon dating for telling the age of an old object, whose origin and age cannot be determined exactly by normal means.
Specialising in authenticating antiques using scientific methods, we provide thermoluminescence (TL) testing for ceramics and radiocarbon dating for objects made from organic materials such as wood, textiles, ivory, bone and lacquer.
The volume of fake being offered for sale in the Chinese antiques as genuine pieces is unprecedented and an ever increasing growing problem.
Because of this method Chemistry has become intertwined with History, Archeology, Anthropology, and Geology.
Many items that have been thought to come from one time have been tested and found out to actually come from a few thousand years beforehand. they have the same number of Protons and Electrons in the atom, but they have a different number of Neutrons in the nucleus, so they have different atomic masses.