Tiffany
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TIFFANY FAKES

 

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(REVISED AUGUST 2011)

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JUNK AND GARBAGE
We received an e mail from seller GLDMAN who identified himself as a doctor and advised that this vase has "already been checked by the curator at the Chrysler Museum as being good". Sometimes you cannot tell the janitors from the curators but mostly they are the ones who do not give you a written opinion. Sure you did doctor. He listed it for $2200 which is 100 times it's real value but for some reason, he removed it from Ebay.
 
SUCH A DEAL
Did you really get lucky and were able to buy this vase identified as a genuine piece of Tiffany for $335? Nice size at 11 inches tall with a diameter of 4 inches and in perfect condition. No, no, no. What you bought was a $20 vase with a fake and fraudulent signature for $335 and seller DESKI.22461 is laughing all the way to the bank.
 

DON'T BE CONFUSED
The 4 vases below are offered for sale by ANTIQUEVASES and all are listed as Tiffany in the title but careful reading will show that that is only to confuse. Seller finally discloses that they are the product of Dale Tiffany and they probably can be purchased for less money at J C Penney's. Seller is also offering Murano, Loetz and Moser.

CHRISMG

THE GOOSE GIRL PLATE RETURNS
It seems like every 4 or 5 pages we bring this fake to your attention. This time it is offered for $298 which is exactly what you would pay AA Importing for 20 of them at their price of 2 for $30.00. Again the plastic hands and feet are mistakenly identified as porcelain but that is an improvement on being identified as ivory.

 

DANNY7503

DIANAAA3

HACKELITE01

ANTIQUEINTEL

 

CHARLIES_CLUTTER

DANEKSTRUM

COASTTOCOAST
_ANTIQUES_NH

VINTAGESALE$


CYPRIOTE AND POTTERY
As every single piece of fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany is not on this site, extra careful attention should be given to pieces of Cypriote and pottery as they are rare and not seen frequently. Some of these pieces are relatively easy to determine authenticity but we suggest that these pieces should be purchased by the accomplished Tiffany Studios collector only or by collectors acting upon the recommendation of experts. There are many pieces of Tiffany that we believe to be fakes but are not on the site because we cannot distinguish them due to lack of or poor photographs and vague descriptions. Many times we see genuine pieces of Tiffany that have been altered in some fashion and if this alteration is not stated in the listing, it goes on the site. Be sure and check the pages SELLERS TO WATCH on the site as this is a great indication of what you might be buying.

BETANCOURT
ESTATESERVICES

LOOSNUT

VICTORIASTREASURESHOP

BBUCIK

DAYSROCK

PULLEDHAMMY

OOBOOB1959

JEBIDIAH

HANTIQUE

66RAT

66RAT

DALEC1948

TO_BE_ANNOUNCED

FIRSTGLASS1

PHIL9959

WE2WINKS


WJLINC

EBAEBABY

ADMINTON

ON THE LEFT
Just when you think you have
seen it all, along comes a 1
feedback seller with peaches,
pears, cherries and alabaster.
If that is not enough,
the opening bid is $54,500.
Hurry before it is gone.

SIGNED "TIFFANY" DOES NOT MAKE IT REAL TIFFANY

WHEELBOY02

WHATMIGHTHAVEBEEN

OLD-STUFF-BUFF

 

888BRILLANTDIAMONDS

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
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Of course it is. Although the seller writes of Tiffany (Tiffant) at least 10 times, it is nothing more than a cheap fake with a high price and a equally high shipping charge. This seller is deceptive to the max so do not be drawn in by their flowery description.

HESSFINEAUCTIONS

DEAL OR NO DEAL - WE2WINKS
Above (three rows) is shown a scarab lamp offered by a seller with less than 6 months of activity on Ebay. This seller has a positive rating of 9 and this is based on a single sale of $4.25 and known purchases of $10.50, $0.99, $26.99 and $12.50. Now this seller lists a Tiffany scarab lamp with lots of photos and the seller's assurance that it is signed as Tiffany Studios but for some reason, that signature photo is never shown -STRIKE 1. As we peek further into this sale we see that the seller has, for the first time in his 6 month career on Ebay, used the PRIVATE BIDDERS option to sell this lamp - STRIKED 2. A prudent Ebayer would wonder who would possible bid on this fake even if it does have a Buy It Now price of only $500 and even if it does have a crack in the scarab - STRIKE 3. Imagine the pride the new owner has as they show off their new fake Tiffany lamp with a crack in the scarab and we can imagine that the price of $500 will not be mentioned.
FLASH - It has been relisted and now there is no mention of it being signed.
Probably because it was rewired as they always take the base plate off and throw
them away, signature and all. Sure they do.
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WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO TIFFANY VALUES?
We have seen a "Rare Antique Tiffany Studios Lamp with Scarab Shade" sell for $760
(see immediately above and a "Very Rare and Exquisite Dragonfly Lamp Shade" sell
for $1377 (also see above). The truth of the matter is that both of these offerings are fakes
and this is what has caused the prices to seem low. Both have damage and you have got to
wonder why someone would want a fake piece of Tiffany even if it had no damage much
less a fake with damage. Investment value?

TOMUCHSTUFF5

AMKHATRI

4KIDSTRONG

ROSES19730

DECEIT AND DECEPTION
This story starts with the placement of a listing on Ebay by seller WAVERIDER. The offering is for a $475 reproduction of Tiffany's Jack in the Pulpit vase. Persons unknown have been able to further devalue this reproduction by the placement of a fake and fraudulent Tiffany signature on the base and the seller rambles on about the signature and how they were able to determine the date of manufacture as 1813 which misses the real date by almost one hundred years. The next chapter is that the seller somehow managed to secure an "appraisal" for this fake from BRADBURY'S APPRAISALS of Scottsdale, Arizona, a 35 year member of the American Society of Appraisals. The "appraisal" is unsigned with no mention on the "appraisal" that it is vase is genuine and the "appraisal" is not even dated. Not just to infer this fake as genuine, the "appraiser" evaluated it at $6,500 - one third of its value if genuine - but the seller is offering it at a starting price of just $6,000. Such as deal. The problem with all of this from a selling standpoint is that people who have the wherewithal to pay $6,000 for a piece a Tiffany would immediately know that the offering price, like the piece itself, is a joke. Pictured below is the vase from the front, from the back and the "appraisal".
Insure that the appraisal you see is genuine. We have been informed that Bradbury has denied that the appraisal is by them which means we have a fake Tiffany vase and a fake Bradbury appraisal. The lesson is to deal with reputable and knowledgable appraisers and sellers. Anyone can read a signature but it takes knowledge to know the real from the fake.

WAVERIDER

WAVERIDER

UPDATE ON THE FAKE VASE AND THE FRAUDULENT APPRAISAL
The Jack In The Pulpit vase has been relisted and there are very subtle changes in the
newest listing from the original listing. See if you can see the difference:

L.C. Tiffany Favrile JIP 17" Vase, Mint, with Appraisal
or
Signed "L.C. Tiffany Favrile" JIP 17" Vase w/Appraisal

The top one is the first listing from a week ago and the bottom one is the newest listing. While neither of the listings say the vase is genuine, both infer that it is and are offering it for a starting price of $6,000. Such a deal. The newest listing puts the fake signature in quotes which is an excellent way to confuse and muddle the listing and it also mentions that the complete appraisal will accompany the sale. What is there in the other pages of the appraisal that is now going to be included with the sale? Maybe they will tell you that the appraisal was for insurance purposes and does not address the issue of real or fake. If you have questions, call the appraisal company and ask if the appraisal says the vase is genuine Tiffany. Only on Ebay can a $275 vase get a fake Tiffany signature and a fake appraisal and it now is worth $6000.

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ABIGAILS*ANTIQUES

MJSWEETS

STEVEM3374

LINDAW1436

BRSZ-2

LCSETATELIQUIDATION

WILLSON2828

DSKI.22461

RURALSTUDIO

KITSONS-COLLECTIBLES

ELCHEAPOMOVERS

DSKI.22461

TIFFANY 101
Just listed are a pair of candlesticks offered for sale by WILLSON2828 (shown above)
and they offer a peek into the world of fakes. If you go to the listings and enlarge
the photos, especially those photos of the tops where the glass was blown into
the candle holders, you will easily see that there is a complete lack of definition
regarding the metal that holds the glass. Irregular edges and overall poor finish
quality is easily seen which should alert you to be very careful.
As we have said many times, signed Tiffany does not mean genuine Tiffany.
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WHAT DID THIS BUYER GET FOR THEIR $5,600.00 ???
What they did not get was a Tiffany shade or a Tiffany base. Additional photos have been added above to show what someone paid $5.600 for and the photos will show even the least experienced Tiffany collector that this base was not made by Tiffany and the seller really does not say it is Tiffany. The seller is telling buyers to "use your discretion before bidding", "the listing is meant as a descriptive guide only" (what does that mean?), the listing "should not be treated as a statement of fact", and finally, "use your best judgment as to whether or not the description is accurate".
Is there a warning there?

REPUTABLE TIFFANY ANTIQUE DEALER???
The vase on the left is offered by ELEANORJANE and she was kind enough to offer the documentation on the right which the seller identifies as "Authentication of this vase by a Reputable Tiffany Antique Dealer". It appears that both Favrile and authentic are mispelled which is a common mistake and can happen to any reputable Tiffany dealer. See another example of this type of deceit and deception above, also on another pulpit vase. Listing has been revised to lower the price, placement of a question mark (?) after Tiffany and no returns. Pay for it with PayPal and you can return it whether the seller likes it or not.

1WILDWILDWEST

1WILDWILDWEST

PUTZEL

TTGREG5H34

DSKI.22461

MORETHANJUSTGLASS
(ZZAC)

BETTERBIDQUICK

WATCH_KOLLEKTOR

DROV8833

E.FALCONE

SUELLEN10

REALAPPEAL

ARTANTIQUESANDMORE

DSKI.22461

ON THE LEFT
Seller DSKI.22461 has graced our site many times but on this page alone they are shown with 4 different offerings. Who is buying these fakes (new less than $100) for $300 - $800 and most have some type of minor damage. No fake signature even shown on the latest listing.

NADIASOLD

JACK IN THE PULPIT VASES
Some of the most beautiful, expressive and expensive glass made by Tiffany are the Jack in the Pulpit vases and this of course attracts the dregs of the world with their copies. It seems to be the seasonal favorite right now. There are all kinds of stories from "it's been in my collection for 30 years", an appraisal from someone who cannot even spell authentic correctly and then the "insurance appraisal" on one for $6,500. Notice on the Antiques Roadshow that appraisers usually say "for insurance purposes" and nobody even knows what that really means. What it really means is fiction and do not believe that the insurance companies are stupid enough to pay some grossly inflated price for a fake. We suggest a buy at $250 to $300 if no bubbles or any other damage. Remember that a fake and fraudulent signature will devalue most everything.

BBS6016SDK

MUSTANG611315

MUSTANG611315

14WNTR

FMSMES

SUMPINOLD

COLL.ABBY

OLEBLUEGRASSANTIQUES

ANTIQUEREVIVALONE

FEMMEJOLIE313

MATTRAIDER


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