Ceramic Dinnerware, Italian Pottery

Italian Ceramics: how to spot a fake

Are you considering purchasing Italian pottery, but you are afraid that you are going to purchase a fake one? This is something that many people are struggling with. They want to invest in Italian ceramics, but they are afraid that they are paying a lot of money for a fake one. With this guide, you will know for sure that you aren’t going to purchase a fake one, and you will get the value that you were hoping for:

Underneath the ceramic, there should be an unglazed area

One of the most important things that you should look for when you are trying to purchase real Italian dinnerware is that the unglazed area. The unglazed area should be underneath the pottery or dinnerware.

If you don’t find the unglazed area, you should know for sure that the pottery is fake and not worth the money you are going to spend on it. Every single authenticated Italian ceramics should have the unglazed area.

The unglazed area should be rough

If you found the unglazed area underneath the Italian pottery, you should now feel it. If the unglazed area is smooth, then it is still a fake.

The unglazed area should be rough and unfinished. Most people are making this mistake. They think that the roughness underneath the pottery is low quality, but in fact, it is proof that the pottery is real and worth a lot of money. Especially, if it is older pottery.

Visible brush strokes on the painted areas

The other mistake that people are making when they are looking for real Italian dinnerware, is that they think if you can see the brush strokes, that the pottery is fake and cheap looking.

However, this is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make. This isn’t a sign that the dinnerware is cheap. In fact, this is one of the signs that the dinnerware is real and authenticated. It is the third thing that you should look for on the dinnerware that you are considering buying.

It will never be cheap to purchase

The final clue that you might be buying cheap, fake Italian pottery, is the price. If you think that you are going to purchase a bargain, then you should think again. There isn’t such a thing as cheap Italian dinnerware. When the piece is really cheap, then you should make sure that you are looking for the other signs of authentication, as mentioned in the article.

Italian pottery. Something that can be a great value for money, and even a great investment in a couple of years. But, if you don’t know how to spot a fake piece, that you might waste money, instead of investing money. There are many things that you can look for to spot a fake piece, but these four things are the most important and most obvious reasons. With these tips, you will never purchase another fake Italian dinnerware again and you will know when you are going to purchase a fake one.