I have started this site because of all the misinformation, lies and corruption that's affecting all collectors of fine Chinese Art in America. Many of the best examples are not brought to the open market place because the market isn't free yet, it's controlled by very few people that are cashing in and withholding in many cases the best pieces from the open market. All collectors must know what the finest pieces are, and the truth to make good decisions when investing in their collections. These people will discriminate against collectors that didn't purchase though their corrupt network of dealers and auction houses. Sometimes they'll put fine pieces in decorative auctions. They'll do this when they are forced to sell pieces at auction, that are new to the market, not purchased through someone they know or a dealer they know, and the piece is often much better than what they have previously sold in their auctions. They'll tell the person it's a decorative piece and this is their way to hide a piece or force the person to withdraw it from their auction. They protect themselves by using its their opinion and they're experts with plenty of backup by like minded corrupt people. This confuses collectors and makes them doubt their own abilities and keeps them relying on these corrupt experts. This has been done with Jade to the point collectors are afraid to purchase any Jade.
They tell collectors how rare a object is when they know that the Chinese people have been collecting for thousands of years and produced millions of pieces during any given period. During the Ming Dynasty the royal kiln during the Xuande period produce more than a million pieces in one year, not all masterpieces. All you have to do is look at old auction catalogs from forty years ago to today and compare how they keep introducing more and more pieces into the market as the years go on. Many of the pieces sold years ago are very poor quality compared to today's standards but they continue selling a lot of junk pieces at auction. China has opened up and there are many better pieces that have reached the market place. They tell collectors only buy if you have a good provenance, (This is a joke). They have brain washed collectors into believing this has something to do with identifying what is real or fake which is a lie. Provenance is used to keep collectors buying old collections that really have little value in todays market. They want you to continue buying the junk they sold years ago. There are many fine pieces being offered since China has opened up. Also to control collectors they have even started telling collectors that the Chinese have copied every piece in history this is absurd, impossible, and a total lie.
This is just a couple of their ways that they deceptively use to stay in control over the market and collectors. They believe they have the perfect scam over collectors and no one will find out or question their integrity. It's much better to purchase the finest pieces that can stand on there own merits, a bad piece will not hold its value because some collector purchased it 70 years ago. This has been a big money grab for those that have brain washed collectors, to believe that only the pieces that they've recorded are real. Nothing could be further from the truth, these are the same people that are controlling this market and they record what ever they want to. They have brain washed collectors into believing that the Chinese are faking everything that's a complete lie. Most of the pieces that were offered in the auction market over 40 years ago were very poor quality examples. And the auction houses are still same junk because they have told so many lies about the rarity of those pieces. They can't tell the truth to those that bought many years ago, that many finer pieces have reached the market place since China has opened up. This will expose them as the liars they are. The museums are totally afraid to revise history because of all the money the auction houses are making, and this only confirms how entrenched the corruption is. So they continue to discriminate against many collectors and continue selling old collections that have very little value for alot of money. its only a matter of time when collectors wise up, they will be exposed.
China produced millions and millions of pieces and the people have been collecting for thousands of years, they don't have to fake anything there's plenty around. There are reproductions out there but they stand out like a sore thumb. There is a big difference in the quality of the period pieces most were produced without much care to the details, they were produced in large numbers for the masses, Masterpieces are not as abundant they produce them with great care and attention to the clay, form, painting, glaze, and firing. "As an example" they can't fake the cobalt that was used during the Yuan and early Ming dynasties the color is very distinct and different from the Chinese cobalt used today, and they haven't imported that cobalt for five hundred years.
COLLECTORS HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THEIR LOOKING AT. The auction houses and dealers have sold so much junk to unsuspecting collectors it a crime. That's why they can't tell the truth so they just say there fake, their liars. READ THE SMALL PRINT AND SEE WHAT KIND OF GUARANTEE YOU GET FROM THEM. Please use your common sense, if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, "IT'S A DUCK".They use provenance to sell old collections that don't have the ability for the pieces to stand on there own merits in the real market place today. Many times these old collections were put together by people that only wanted an example of a particular period not actually hunting down and collecting the finest pieces. These corrupt experts scare collectors into believing that they're the only ones that know what is real or fake. They've totally exaggerated the amount of fakes in the market, what they often call fakes are actually poor quality period pieces, all the way up to masterpieces, and the actual fakes in the market are very poor quality they don't have the same dedication, material, detail,or spirit of period pieces. Because those great artists are long gone.These corrupt people will tell you anything depending on how they want to enhance their position not yours.
Chinese art collectors must understand that each period of China's history produced several different qualities of pieces, the finest pieces would naturally command higher prices. In some periods up to fifty or more people would handle and create one fine piece of porcelain, often taking years for each hand worker to do there job with precision. Many collectors depend on so called experts to advise them what is a good investment, sadly often putting their trust in corrupt dealers and corrupt auction house specialists. Most collectors depend on auction records to valuate a piece or their collections, this can be very misleading because often pieces are not sold on the open market their sold privately. This leaves both the public and private buyer unable to judge the market correctly, and this makes them vulnerable to these economic predators. Often if a collector is not known to these corrupt dealers and auction houses they'll refuse the finest pieces telling the person, the piece is a modern fake or reproduction regardless how wonderful the piece is and they'll surely have ten corrupted experts to back them up. These corrupt people love to pick the winners and losers and this is not how America should work, this is more like China's communist system.
They ask people to send photos of their pieces, they use the photos to see what is actually in the market place. If they don't know you they'll likely tell the person its not a period piece or it doesn't reach the value of their auction and you should sell it locally to a antique store, or they won't answer your inquiry at all. In time often generations later it will appear in one of their network of corrupt dealers stores being sold as a period piece for large sums of money. Every once in a while you will hear about them selling a piece that someone has stumbled across for a lot of money, they'll use this to get free press and this makes them look honest to the American public.
Often dealers only show a few low end pieces unless your willing to pay large sums of money then they'll show you the better pieces. For these corrupt people either you play their game or your blacklisted never to work in the art business again, and not be able to sell anything, this corruption goes all the way to the top leaving many good people afraid to speak up. These greedy corrupt people don't realize how the free market and honesty would vastly improve art collecting throughout the world. These corrupt people believe that withholding information from collectors and not teaching and showing collectors the best pieces they are protecting their positions. Many collectors collect to pass along to their children their collections thinking that their collection will have value in the future, not knowing what the finest pieces are, and what will be in the market 30 years from now. If your a collector and you don't take the time to study your likely just throwing your money down the drain.
For the HIGH END COLLECTORS, these corrupt dealers and specialists will tell you just about anything as long as your willing to buy. Then when you try to sell your artwork, they'll try to convince you it's not a good time to sell if you don't need the money, trying to embarrass you and make you feel stupid and cheap, All the while they're introducing more and more examples to unsuspecting new collectors in the market, through the network of corrupt dealers and auction houses. They want you to take your artwork to your grave, and then they'll swindle your family and children, because they'll even know less about art than you know. Ask yourself who is watching over or regulating these crooks. THEN REALIZE YOUR BEING PLAYED FOR A SUCKER. A lot of the information in books will only give you bits of information that you will need, don't rely on one book, read as much as you can and specialize in your area of interest. View as many photos as possible and pay close attention to the details, form, color and condition of the object. Collectors must see and know the true capabilities of the Chinese artist during any given period of China's History. We all know that during the cultural revolution in China the government confiscated their peoples personal collections and property and they tried to destroy a lot of art.
But the Chinese people hid their valuables just as they did through out their history whenever they were invaded, and no one knows what really has survived. China is not a equal opportunity society and all can't participate in the art markets there. I intend to offer some masterpieces that have not been published, this will help you understand that these corrupt people have been hiding often the best pieces from the open market. When purchasing Chinese arts you must pay close attention to the details of each piece, the finest pieces usually have fine detailing, well balanced form, pleasing color, and in great condition, often making you question, how was it possible to make it? Collectors should only buy quality pieces, also try to find honest experts that want to teach you close up, things such as what makes the piece authentic, find out why a piece is a masterpiece, learn the capabilities of the artisans during the period which you are interested in.
Museums generally don't have the finest pieces in there collections they show examples of period pieces often made for average people, they try to turn their backs to what is actually happening in the market and they're afraid to speak up, believing their interest is better served saying nothing, sadly they are just as guilty and corrupt by not speaking up. Museums are totally controlled by the auction houses. They will not tell the truth about pieces that are better than what the auction houses are offering. Most of the Chinese art was used by average people and is not highly collectible, often there actually crude examples of the finest pieces that only the wealthiest and the court could own. These corrupt people controlling this market have the audacity to make the claim that their market makers, what they actually are is market takers, and their swindling some of wealthiest people in our society and should be held accountable.
I believe the free market will work, its just a matter of time when collectors start asking questions. And not just believing
everything these phoney people that control this market are telling them. All collectors must study what they're collecting and stop being so trusting in these corrupt greedy people, remember
the corruption goes all through this market, just because they have a British accent and speak Chinese this doesn't make them honest "beware". Chinese art is the personal property of People, and not
the property of these corrupt Dealers and Specialist without principles or morals, or a few corrupt Corporations, or an oppressive Government. Also realize that the cream always rises to the top and
their not showing the cream, and certainly not telling you the truth. Educate yourself become a specialist in your area of collecting, pay close attention to the details, view and handle as many
pieces as possible, and purchase only fine quality pieces. Keep your eye on this site and I will show and offer you some wonderful masterpieces in Jade and Porcelain.
Good Luck collecting!
They withhold the finest pieces from the
open market. and no one knows how to evaluate their pieces because what you see in the auction results are mostly junk pieces not what is truly available in the market place.
They have lied so much about the true capabilities of the Chinese artisans in every period. And they only want to do business with the victims that have put their trust in them and they're robbing them blind. You must study and know what you are looking at and stop listening to these liars that are telling you all these cock & bull stories about Chinese art. There is a lot of good people that are caught up in their unwritten policies that they have in place and are to afraid to speak up. You must search out the finest pieces, just do the math during the Song Dynasty the population was 100,000,000 in China if just a half of one percent could afford the finest pieces that's a lot of Jade and porcelain made in the Song dynasty. this is why it is imperative that you collect the best possible pieces. You must demand they stop their corrupt policies and start offering the finest pieces on the open market so you will know where your collection fits in the real market place. They must open the market to everyone and stop the discrimination because the way they set this up you can't win because only they know what is really in the market place.
If you are an expert in Chinese
art or a collector Of fine Chinese art and you have questions about authenticity or dating of any piece that I have listed, your welcome to contact me to set up an appointment to view and handle the piece first hand. It is suggested purchasers should contact me and set up and appointment to view the piece first hand.
The Ru ware that the National Palace Museum has in there collection are pieces that the Qianlong Emperor wrote poems on and these wares are not the Tribute or Imperial Ru ware that the Song Dynasty Emperor Huizong was receiving from the Ru Kiln. The Ru wares that are in Museums around the world are merchant class wares, not Tribute or Imperial wares. I have also offered donations by email to the British Museum, Philadelphia art Museum, The Cleveland Museum, The Smithsonian Sackler Freer Museum, Metropolitain Museum, etc. and they all didn't answer my email. This is part of the cover-up of Sotheby's sale of the Ru brush washer in Hong Kong April 2012 for 27,000,000. I can prove it is not an Imperial piece and they should return the money and acknowledge what I have shown them all about Ru Wares. Right now their all trying to cover-up the truth about Ru wares. Because the bigger truth is that they're ripping off collectors for billions of dollars by not offering the finest pieces at their auctions and private sales. Major Museums and Universities are the puppets of the auction houses they'll not tell the truth they do whatever the auctions house want them to do. As one example even to the point of withholding the historic truth of the Song Dynasties Emperor Huizong and the Ru Kiln. They have no integrity and sit by and watch collectors being swindled out of their money and do nothing to stop this theft of billions of dollars from unsupecting collectors around the world. And these phony curators worry about their positions being lost. What you see being sold at auction is only a fraction of what is being sold and most of the pieces are junk. One way to stop them is stop buying the junk their offering you.