Here is easy to understand proof that these pieces are completely authentic.
The gilded bands that are around the rims and bases
are gilded over copper or bronze and clearly show Cuprite underneath the Malachite when using a loop, and this
takes many centuries to form, especially when the bronze has been Fire gilded as all the bands have been on these pieces. These pieces are approximately nine hundred years old and developed this corrosion which clearly proves there great age and this
is impossible to reproduce. This was written about on the asian art forum speaking about archaic bronzes.
(The first corrosion substance on old bronze is CUPRITE, an ox blood color
On cuprite will grow the second form of corrosion, Malachite, a green color
On malachite will grow the 3rd form of corrosion, Azurite, the nice blue
To see if your piece is genuine, it is very simple & impossible to
If you scratch the azurite, you must find some Malachite
And if you scratch that layer of malachite, you MUST find
Azurite cannot grow on it's own, it needs malachite.
And Malachite needs the cuprite to grow on it.
There are no exception to that rule, if your piece is made of
Bronze is an alloy consisting mainly of copper.
During the first
Emperors reign the Ru-kiln was selling wares to the public and offering tribute wares to the Emperor and his
court. The tribute wares are surely the wares with the fire gilded bands. The pieces in the
British museum are questionable most have firing flaws and they would have surely been sold
to the public. The British museum also believes all Ru ware used crushed Agate stone in there
mix, this is not true during the first Emperors reign. The Ru Kiln only used crushed agate during
the second Emperors reign, when he requested them to make wares for only him and his
court. These Celadon wares were exclusively made for the Emperor and his court and clearly
show the texture in the glaze from the crushed agate stone. The only true Ru Yao wares that
were commissioned by the second Emperor Huizong are the Celadon Wares with the agate stone
in the glaze with the unglazed foot rings. All the other Ru ware pieces are either tribute
wares, prototypes, wares sold to wealthy merchants, or flawed pieces that were sold to the