TL testing is the best scientific test available to determine the "Zero"
point or, date of manufacture of:
To determine the Zero point it is necessary to discover the last
date of kiln firing.When a small sample is taken from an object and
heated in the lab, a faint blue light is emitted. This
Thermoluminescence, or TL for short, can be detected and measured
using special light sensitive equipment. The measurements are used
to calculate the date the object was either manufactured or last
fired. The brighter the light, the older the object.TL testing is
widely used by museums, dealers, collectors and auction houses as a
means of verifying the dating of ancient artifacts.
Church View Antiques employs the services of "Oxford Authentication
Ltd", a private company formed in 1997 by Doreen Stoneham, formerly
with the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art at
Oxford University, with over thirty years experience in TL testing.
This company has representatives world-wide and is internationally
recognised by major auction houses and institutions as a leader in
For more information see also:
Oxford Authentication Ltd
This information is given by kind permission of Oxford
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