a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
To be declared a Bonafide Antique,
an object must be One Hundred Years Old or more.
In comparison, a "Vintage" item is legitimately from
My expertise is with United States Historical items
so I will submit to you
Roaring 20's Era
Great Depression Era
Korean War Era
Vietnam War Era
And so forth.
The are sub groups within theses eras , particularly with art.
For Example Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Pop Art, Minimalism,and a myriad of other forms.
But that is the limit of my scope ,
for their are Dynasties,Era's,Periods,
Reigns , Etc. that refer to items available
that originate globally from different regions
and time periods.
The older the item, the more important
and difficult it is
to discern and actually verify its origin.
Scientific and Cultural "proof" is mandatory.
As the market is laden with counterfeits.
One must research carefully and be wary.
Particularly with Middle Eastern and Asian Objects.
European and South American Objects are subject
to counterfeit as well. Clay/Ceramics in particular.
With Early American Objects (to the current)
the challenge to identify the objects timeline
and origin is somewhat self explanatory.
Most Fakes can be identified by careful examination.
But not always, there are objects that overlap
with those of European origin that were either
brought over from the old world or reproduced
as a matter of convenience.
There is also the over abundance of Chinese
counterfeits on the current market.
So much so, that I am concerned that
there is a weakness in Political and Diplomatic
confrontation of this issue Worldwide.
Most difficult of all are the "one of a kind"
objects. Even the Experts are at a loss to
place these type of items historically.
Incidentally, these particular items can prove to
be the most valuable of all.
Once someone smart enough comes along to
figure out their mysterious origins and place
At any rate, with all things remember "Caveat Emptor".
I've got to log out now,