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Post  Ev Sat 18 Feb - 11:20

How to tell a fake Made in China Medium Swan :
Many thanks to Beverley Sinclair who spent several hours with me comparing the Crown Lynn and Made in China Medium Swans.
I think we have nailed it, even though the Fakes vary by at least 5mm and the neck is on a slightly different angle, these are not easy to pick up on without having comparisons.
The Fake black Medium swan glaze is a dull black and rather unpleasant.  The Crown Lynn Black Medium swan is a shiny sparkling black.
What is an easy difference to pick up on is the Footring.
The Crown Lynn footring is of a similar width the whole way around.
The Fake Footring has two quite skinny sections that are easy to see.
Comparison photos added for easy identification:
The Fakes and the Crown Lynn Medium Swans have the same numbers on them that Crown Lynn used.
Both the Crown Lynn Medium Swans and the Fake Medium Swans were made with a scoop front.
Crown Lynn also made the Medium Swan with wing cuts on the front, however the fakes didn't make any with wing cuts.
There will be other ways that may stand out to others, but this is our findings.
This relates to black or white Medium Swans.
Hope it helps!!

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Post  Flipside60 Sun 15 Oct - 10:47

Visited an antique dealer in Bulls Manawatu yesterday, and it was disappointing to see her selling two fake swans. One a dull Matt black medium swan, with the narrow base foot indicator as well. The other a male white swan with a dull grey off white glaze. It is even more disappointing that this is not the first time we have seen her selling fakes. On another occasion she was selling a fake medium white a male swan in the same dull grey off white glaze. On each occasion we have raised the fact that they are fake with her, but she continues to plead ignorance and continues to sell them. Came across a lady recently who also purchased a fake black medium swan from her for $1,000. Please be careful if buying swans from Bulls.

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Post  Ev Sun 15 Oct - 10:54

Thanks for that review Flipside60 Smile
There have been many complaints about that shop at Bulls.
Let the Buyer Beware Caveat Emptor !!!

I haven't found a way of identifying the large white fakes made in China yet.
When we were shown the fakes at the Henderson Police Station, there was nothing that stood out to say the white large swans were not Crown Lynn. The black ones were easy to tell.
Hopefully I can find a way one day, but at the moment I can't help and they had a lovely white glaze on them, not grey, not dull.
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