There are many well done primers advising new collectors about their Currier and Ives art, the majority of which was not done by the famous print publishers. However, we would like to focus on areas where the adage of rules are made to be broken applies.
Given Faberge’s immense popularity and relative scarcity, it is no surprise that fakes abound. And with so many fakes – good, bad, and indifferent, it becomes a challenge identifying authentic period Faberge objects. After scanning a number of advisories on the subject, we attempt to collate the better advice, though our thoughts are by no means exhaustive or definitive.
Online appraisals can be a great deal, but they should not be treated as gospel. We share some interesting experiences we recently had with Just Answers.