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Asian Art & Antiquities: Real or Fake? - with Anthony Lee

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We are excited to finally get our show started and what a way to begin!

Recently headline news was made when the Antiques Roadshow aired an episode which featured a collection of five Chinese, carved cup from rinoceros horn. These were picked up by the collector in the 1970's for a small fraction of the appraisel of $1,000,000 - $1,500,000.

Successful Treasure Hunting can be an accident but when it comes to Asian Art and Antiques you better know your stuff. The market is packed with fakes and what you think is a "Treasure" could be a false hope of a good pay day.

We will focus on determining the real from the fake with our expert Anthony Lee.

Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby's.com and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart.com ( asianart com/phpforum/index php ) It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates the site but remains available to the Novocins and The Treasure Hunters Guide Radio Show.