Art teacher sold fake pottery for thousands

A former public school art teacher duped auction houses into selling fake antique pots he made in his shed.

He made dozens of bowls and vases that he stamped with his own version of the potters' seal to make them appear genuine. He then convinced auctioneers, including Christie's and Bonhams, to offer them for sale.

Bonhams unwittingly sold two fake Leach vases and a Rie pot for a total of...

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Bonhams to offer the Dagger of Shah Jahan – the Taj Mahal’s creator

The late Jacques Desenfans, driven by his passion for Islamic, Indian and South East Asian history and culture, spent over 50 years amassing a most important collection, which includes arms and armour, early pottery and works of art.

On April 10th Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, will sell this fascinating collection in London, UK, its star lot being a...

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