Monday, July 23, 2007


To tell the truth

Between 1983 and 1991, fake English pottery- from figures to candlesticks- entered the antiques market. Said to date between 1740 and 1798, the items had been distressed to imitate age and use. Many were handled by respected dealers and auction houses.

Twenty-six fake pottery pieces from teh collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Weldon, paired with 30 originals from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, make up teh exhibit "Designed to Deceive: English Pottery Fakes" on display at DeWitt Wallace Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia, through 1995.

Books on fakery: Fabulous but Fake, Vol 1, by Norman S. Young, Fake Publications, Inc., Albany, New York, 1993.

Fake, Fraud, or Genuine?, Myrna Kaye, Bulfinch Press, New York, 1991.

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