Archive for Fakes
Beware buyers of Troika pottery – it looks like there are fakes being sold on eBay – this means that they will soon make their way into the sale rooms and fairs. Apparently someone has the original Troika molds and is painting them himself!
I first read about these fakes on the Antiques Trade Gazette website which says :
Seasoned buyers told ATG that discrepancies exist between these recently decorated wares and those made by the factory prior to closure. In particular, the colour palette is wrong for the early 1980s period and, when placed side-by-side, the painters’ marks and painted factory signatures differ greatly from originals. The repainted wares also lack the white/cream gloss glaze that one would expect to the interior of a factory-finished piece.