Buyer Beware – Ending USA eBay

  • The below dish is ending today, its a great example of how the fakers are becoming more cunning. Look at the labels and you will notice the Christie’s one does not give the date year or sale number like it should so its impossible to check against their database, next the Chait Gallery label has been lifted from another piece and the center of the label is torn away.
  • The spelling of of Yongzheng is not Yung Cheng, this version of the spelling you find in old books and old catalogue descriptions.
  • The Yongzheng mark on the reverse has been flagged in our database as being by the hand of a know forger.
  • The colour of the dish is not lemon yellow as described.
  • The engraving of the dish is very crude.

Stay away from this piece it is FAKE

SOLD FOR £11,418

eBay description: 

Measuring 15.6cm in diameter by 3.5cm tall (6 1/8” by 1 3/8”) this wonderful, antique, Chinese Porcelain Bowl has two labels. One is for Christies, who sold it at one of their auctions and the other label is for Chait Galleries, which is the oldest specialist gallery in the United States in the field of fine antique Chinese porcelain and works of art. We give a 100% Unconditional Guarantee that this provenance is authentic and that this shallow Porcelain Bowl is from the Ch’ing Dynasty. The bowl comes with a description cut from Christie’s catalog, which reads;

Engraved Yellow Saucer Dish, Yung Cheng Mark and Period. Of plain shallow form, the gently rounded flaring sides finely incide\\sed with a continuous band of stylized floral scroll, the interior plain, the translucent glaze of a pale lemon-yellow tone, the base glazed white, six-character Yung Cheng reign mark, two hair cracks and restored rim chip, fitted box

We are listing this antique Chinese Porcelain Bowl without any reserve. We also give a 100%, Unconditional Guarantee that the high bidder will be more than satisfied with the quality, condition, age and authenticity or we will return all their money!