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#1    Saru

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

The Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou has been forced to close after most of its relics turned out to be fake.

Sydney Morning Herald said:

A Chinese museum has been forced to close after claims its 40,000-strong collection of supposedly ancient relics is almost entirely composed of fakes.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

Authenticity.  Now there is a top for philosophers.  They argue over beauty and balance and design and taste and style and rarity and of course, that tremendously important concept, provenance.  Discover overnight that an object that was the draw of the museum is not genuine and down to the basement it goes, with zeros lopped off its value, even if it once stood on the bedstead of one of the Louis.

There is something very rotten in the state of Denmark.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

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Museum in China found to be full of fakes

Is this really a surprise to anyone? Classic :D

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. Anyway, it's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

every dinosaur skeleton you see in museums (by far the most popular attractions) is a fake, but no-one's asked the Natural History Museum to close its doors have they....?


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 18 July 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:



Is this really a surprise to anyone? Classic :D
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it IS kind of ironic isn't it Chubb!
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Postshrooma, on 18 July 2013 - 12:33 PM, said:

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it IS kind of ironic isn't it Chubb!
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I was going to go with ironic, I think 'kind of ironic' is spot on. ;)

Either way you just couldn't make it up...

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:06 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 18 July 2013 - 12:42 PM, said:





Either way you just couldn't make it up...
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oh, i dunno Chubb, something tells me the chinese could make it up quite easily.
in large quantities.
very cheaply.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

View Postshrooma, on 18 July 2013 - 01:06 PM, said:

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oh, i dunno Chubb, something tells me the chinese could make it up quite easily.
in large quantities.
very cheaply.
:-)

But it would only fall apart after a week...

Funnily enough I have just bought  a Game of Thrones  DVD on Ebay only to discover its fake. Waiting for the seller to respond, might take a while... :whistle:

I might just take the hit and forward it on to the museum. ;)

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

Karma in action.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

So basically what we have here are some cheap Chinese knock-offs? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

"Residents in the nearby village of Erpu had long argued the party boss who oversaw the collection bought fake items with money raised for the museum, the Global Times said on Tuesday."

How do they know he bought fakes.  Maybe he bought the real items and had "amazing reproductions" made over time and sold the originals on the black market.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 18 July 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

Authenticity.  Now there is a top for philosophers.  They argue over beauty and balance and design and taste and style and rarity and of course, that tremendously important concept, provenance.  Discover overnight that an object that was the draw of the museum is not genuine and down to the basement it goes, with zeros lopped off its value, even if it once stood on the bedstead of one of the Louis.

There is something very rotten in the state of Denmark.

The museum should have asked for a certificate of authenticity from the seller. :yes:


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Fakes? Sure, but they're still "Made in China", right?  :passifier: :passifier: :passifier:


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

One of the exhibits has a little smiley face character on it! :lol:




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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

Everyone has made the same joke, but i litereally laughed when i read the titile and though 'counterfeits from China... couldn't be!' Lol.

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