A constant problem for antique dealers and auctioneers is how to determine whether the goods they sell are authentic. Robert Soper, in his 30 years in the antiques trade, often dealt with such issues and the identification of items that were ‘not quite right’. A specialist in Chinese Porcelain and Early English watercolours, his talk at Linton Memorial Hall on Thursday 11 February at 8.00pm will cover Chinese monochromes, false marks on porcelain, verifying watercolours and the problem of furniture, where faking takes place on an industrial scale. He will also reminisce about the Harrogate forger Gordon Wright.
Entrance is free to Linton Antique Society members but non-members are also welcome: entrance is £5.00 on the door.
Contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 to join or download the form on the Society’s website: www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk.
Next talk: 10 March 2016, 8.00pm: Madame de Pompadour and Sèvres Porcelain with Nicolas Merchant.
A copy of the press release may be downloaded here.