• by vinux

With the promotion of purple sand pots, more and more families have one or two of them. Prices vary, some say that low-priced ones are fake, and some say that flashy ones are fake. How to define it? In my opinion, the authenticity of purple sand pots needs to be defined from both a broad and narrow perspective.

Generally speaking, the key to authenticity of a purple clay pot lies in the authenticity of its material, that is to say, whether the material of the pot you bought is actually purple clay or not. For example, if you buy a pot marked as Yixing purple clay, but its material turns out to be ordinary black pottery, then it can be said to be fake purple clay.

Can you tell the difference between a purple clay teapot and a purple sand teapot?

Narrowly speaking, there are many cases. These include: Process fraud, OEM fraud, title and honor fraud, art fraud, imitation ancient price, imitation famous pottery fraud, color fraud and so on.

Craftsmanship fraud refers to the use of grouting, manual pulling and machine-drawn techniques of pots to imitate semi-manual or even fully manual techniques, with semi-manual techniques being used to counterfeit fully manual techniques.

Outsourcing forgery refers to not making one’s own pot, but asking someone else to make the pot for oneself and then stamping one’s own seal on the bottom.

Job title fraud refers to fabricating, exaggerating or embellishing one’s own job title and honors without really possessing the corresponding job title. For example, someone who has not obtained a job title certificate issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security may directly buy a job title certificate issued by other folk evaluation institutions with money. There are also some who self-appoint honorary titles such as “Chinese Craftsman Master” through fictitious honors.

They are all said to have collection value, but which one can be called a work of art? Can you tell the difference in quality?

Art forgery refers to the act of fabricating descriptions of ordinary goods that do not have artistic value and presenting them as good ware with artistic appreciation and collection value. Art requires artists to devote time and effort in creation and design, or express the excellent classic shapes created by the ancients to the extreme with their superb skills, which can be called art creation and art inheritance. Art is certainly not simple imitations or plagiarism, and has no necessary connection with the author’s title.

Imitating ancient counterfeits refers to using some deceptive means and methods (antiquing) to imitate modern pots as ancient old pots. It is usually used to seek excessive profits.

The term “counterfeiting of famous artist’s pots” refers to the imitation of famous artist’s works with a high degree of similarity and deception, which is often used to achieve massive profits.

Coloring deception refers to the addition of metal oxide dyeing agents to some raw purple sand clay materials in order to achieve rare clay colors or special colors, and falsely imitate special clays.

Through the introduction above, it should be understood that there are some easily faked problems with purple sand pots.

If you have spent more money on a purple clay pot than its actual value, and it does not have the corresponding title, craftsmanship, mud material, etc., then you have been cheated and bought a fake pot. But if you paid a price that is in accordance with the pot’s worth, then it can’t be considered as fraud. In any case, the key is that the object has to be worth something at the end!