Home         Contact Us         FAQ's         SiteMap  

Chalre Associates - Executive Search in Asia Pacific - Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam,The Chalre Collection - Ceramic Treasures of Southeast Asia - Chinese Porcelain and Stoneware

          Highlights of Chinese Ceramics History of Chinese Ceramics Types of Chinese Ceramics The Chalre Collection of Asian Ceramics Appraisal and Authentication of Chinese Ceramics

 Collecting Ceramics



   Art as an Investment

   Art as a Luxury Good

   Investment Concepts

   Outlook for Ceramic Art



   Buying in China

   Buying in Rich Asian Cities

   Buying in Western Europe

   Buying in North America

   Buying in Poor Asian Cities



   Rust Spots

   Glaze Deterioration

   Embedded Materials

   Glaze Contractions

   Hairline Cracks

   Over-Glaze Degradation

   Shape Distortion

   Shell Encrustations

   Ming Reign Marks

   Qing Reign Marks

   Advanced Authentication

   Scientific Analysis



   The Story of Fakes

   Museum of Fake Ceramics



 Art Appraisal



Appraisal of Chinese Ceramics












What's It



Determine the value of your

Chinese Porcelain, Celadon and

other Ceramic Art.


Click HERE for your in-depth

Online Appraisal. Only $49.



 Ceramics Directory




 Chalre Collection


The focus of The Chalre Collection is Chinese and Asian Tradeware Ceramics -- in other words, Ceramics that were traded throughout Asia.  Tradeware Ceramics (Porcelain, Stoneware and Earthenware) tell the story of how the peoples of Asia forged social and commercial ties with each other during ancient times. 


The Ceramic Art collection of Chalre Associates came about through the efforts of the firm's principals, Rebecca Bustamante and Richard Mills.  It is their intention that a significant portion of The Chalre Collection become property of a museum foundation or other public body in the future. 


In creating the collection, major recognition must be given to Jose (Joe) Yusef Makmak for his considerable support and friendship.  Our thoughts are with Joe, formerly a prominent ceramic antiquities dealer in Philippines, who passed away in 2008.   




Word From Our Sponsor


Chalre Associates is a regional provider of Executive Search services in the emerging countries of the Asia Pacific region.  Multinational companies use us to bridge the gap between the local environment and their world-class requirements countries like Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.    


Our purpose is to enhance these organizations by identifying, attracting and developing outstanding people.


Chalre Associates - Executive Search in Asia Pacific - Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam



    Call Us About Asian Ceramics +632 822 4129


    Email Us About Asian Ceramics
    Website for Asian Ceramics



Buying Chinese Ceramic Art - How to Collect

 How to Collect Asian Ceramic Art 



Dont Buy Ceramics in 

Rich Asian Cities


The Chinese tradition of producing imitations works of art is ancient as it is in all civilizations. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was respected practice for Chinese potters to imitate the designs of 14th and 15th centuries as a display of admiration to the great achievements of those past ages. At that time, no attempt was made to deceive buyers as the date markings were clear as to when the works were produced. 
Fakes dominate in most wealthy Asian cities.If we move forward to today, China has become the workshop to the world and has also learned to make imitations of most merchandise: luxury hand-bags, clothing, electronic gadgets, drugs and so on. Anyone who has spent time in emerging countries knows that most of the branded merchandise available for sale are actually knock-offs from China. 

Even in so-called advanced countries, it is estimated that 10% of all branded products sold are high-quality fakes produced in China and the number is increasing.  
Given that the Chinese seem able to produce fakes of everyone elses products, it is reasonable to expect that they can do the same for their own. One such example of this is high-quality fakes of ancient Chinese Ceramics. 
The result is that the majority of old looking Porcelain and Stoneware Ceramics available for sale in the advanced cities of Asia are high-quality fakes. Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur are the most obvious examples. 
Sophisticated collectors have long gotten hold of authentic pieces and high-quality fakes are filling the void for ongoing demand. But unlike other products, the sellers of forged antique Chinese Porcelain do not have to worry about going to jail.  No one owns the copyright of a vase design that was created 5 centuries ago. 
The picture above shows one of the principals of The Chalre Collection in the premises of an apparently prominent antique dealer in Beijing. All of the pieces on display are certainly fakes but being passed off as authentic to foreign buyers. 




Click to go to the Chalre Collection of Asian Ceramic Art 

Go to the



of Asian Ceramic Art



Find out about Buying Ceramic Art in Europe




 Copyright 2015. Chalre Associates. All rights reserved.                                               Contact Us    SiteMap    Legal Information