Thursday, 7 August 2014

Carabinieri Art Squad Reports Significant Increases in Looting and Fakery

On the Italian antiquities market, the Carabinieri art squad (TPC) reports significant increases in clandestine excavations and counterfeit art. Thefts from collections continue to decline (-24% in 2013), but increased clandestine excavations are being discovered (+ 32%). Art and antiquity fakery are thriving. Here a chain of operators is involved, fakers, middlemen, authenticators. In 2013, the TPC has registered an increase of 35% of people reported for this offense. It's very much a case of caveat emptor is you buy from a dealer without verifying the paperwork very carefully. Beats me why some collectors tend not to.

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