Identification of bronze tripod
For the identification of the shape of similar utensils, even for the same type of copper utensils, there are great changes in the shape due to the different time of appearance, which is also an important basis for determining the age and authenticity of the utensils. There are several ways to make the forgery of copper utensils:
① the whole ware is fake; ② the real inscriptions are fake; ③ the real patterns are fake; ④ the real inscriptions and patterns are fake; ⑤ the real inscriptions are fake; ⑥ the real bodies are fake; ⑦ one artifact is made up of two or three pieces of real parts; ⑧ the body is real, but the accessories (covers, beams, etc.) are fake. These need us to make a comprehensive analysis from different aspects, such as the category characteristics, age, time style and so on.