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The most Longquan Jian I've seen is not produced in Longquan,but in Tianjin,Shanxi.Moreover I'm not interested in it,and I did little research on it,so this judging,may be affected by my subject,and is wrong.
Of course,I dare not blether,but as for saying that is newly imitated,I can give some ideas.
These pics given,are not clear enough to see the body.There's only the pic of fittings which is clear,and I only judge by the fittings.This type of fittings is not characteristic,and it's the forged copper piece,with a little polish.The new one is like that,so is the old.There're three points for distinguishing new or old:copper quality,wrapped slurry,and forging way.I will not talk about copper quality,becaus it's hard to make it clear on web.Let me talk the other two points just.
1) For wrapped slurry,although there're many ideas,it still can be told apart the new and the old.Please look at pic3 and pic7,the thing on the floor of black colour (suppose no colour deflection on pic) is different from natural wrapped slurry obviously.I think it's the common imitation,which made by chemical such as acid and oxidant,and physical means such as burn and paste.
2) And then for forging way,this Jian has dark grain,and thick fittings.Please look at pic2,why is there a brown grain on dragon head?Look at pic8,how is that lower part faint?It's what I suspect.This fittings is forged by the copied mould.
3) Let's look at fishskin,a green hand will consider scabbard covered with intact fishskin as treasure.And he doesn't know such this size of fishskin without process is worth only about one hundred Yuan each.Distinguishing Chinese scabbard's fishskin depends on wrapped slurry,and as long as you've seen old fishskin wrapped slurry,the one newly made is very bad.I've once luckily posted brother Taidao's Minguo great Jian.As a result,I kept the wrapped slurry on my mind,and the work of new and old fishskin scabbard is different.
Limited to personal level,mistake can't be avoided.Please correct.Thanks!
[ 本贴由 旺仔 于 2003-11-15 11:46 PM 最后编辑 ]