The Thermoluminescence (TL) test, The scientific facts.

The following information has been kindly supplied by Oxford Authentication Ltd, the Internationally recognised leader in the authentication of antique ceramics. The company is headed by a qualified physicist with almost 40 years experience in this field and is the only company recognised by major international auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's, as well as museums and other international institutions.

Oxford Authentication is the only TL testing laboratory in the world working to full International quality assurance standards, with Lloyds Quality Assurance, ISO 2001.

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Church View Antiques at a glance,

Church View Antiques, located in Beekbergen, The Netherlands, specialises in Chinese antiquitites, Chinese antiques, Chinese ceramics and Chinese works of art from the Neolithic period (2500 BC) to the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD) with an emphasis on Tang dynasty statues of horses and "Fat" ladies. Please go to our Publications page for an in depth explanation of these two important aspects of ancient Chinese art.

Gallery Hamadi, Hattem

We work in close co-operation with Hamadi Oriental Art, Hattem, The Netherlands and participate in many of the leading Antique Fairs in The Netherlands and Belgium including:

For full details of these events, please visit our fairs page.

At a time when many copies are finding their way onto the European and American market, it is important that the customer has a full guarantee of authenticity. Each of our pieces is carefully selected and most are Thermoluminescence tested (TL) by Oxford Authentication Ltd the world leader in TL testing. Please go to our TL testing page for a full description of this procedure.

We welcome you to our site and encourage you to contact us directly or use the Contact Form should you have any questions.

Bob Ollis
Anne-Marie Oostermeijer

Upcoming fairs

Winter Exhibition 2011
From Monday 26th December up to and including Saturday 31 December, we will hold our winter exhibition in co - operation with Hamadi Oriental Art.
The gallery in Hattem will be open daily from 1200 - 1800.

Hamadi Oriental Art
Kerkhofstraat 3
8051 GG Hattem


Recent publication

The lesser known terracotta army of Hanyangling.