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IS THERE A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FOR EACH PIECE?

Due to the prevalence of copies of Chinese terracotta figurines finding their way to the European and American markets, it is important that the collector has a full guarantee of authenticity with every purchase. Each piece is carefully chosen and tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd with Thermoluminescence and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Thermoluminescence or "TL" testing is the best scientific test available to determine the "zero" point or, date of manufacture of terrcotta and low fired pottery porcelain and stoneware casting core bronzes. To determine the zero point it is necessary to discover the last date of kiln firing. TL testing is used by Sotheby's and Christie's as the accepted standard in authentication.

ARE YOUR METHODS OF ACQUISITION LEGAL?

We are aware of the issue of cultural patrimony and can provide guarantee that all of our pieces were acquired from sources that follow the legal guidelines set forth for antiquities. You can therefore proudly display artifacts purchased through our gallery.

DO YOU SHIP WORLD-WIDE?

Don Craig offers only the best in fine antiquities and provides discriminating service whether you reside in the United States or anywhere in the world. Whether you are a private collector, interior designer or a connoisseur looking for a museum-quality one of a kind gift, we will provide unequaled service to achieve a relationship to last for a lifetime.

CAN YOU LOCATE A SPECIFIC ITEM FOR ME?

If a particular period or culture interests you, please contact us so that we may supply you with additional information and photos; in addition, we may search out an item that will suit your particular needs.

IS THERE A GALLERY I CAN VISIT?

Don Craig is a private gallery and is not open to the public. Instead, we have a conveniently located and secure gallery and website where we offer personalized service by appointment and through the use of our website.

In order for us to get to know you a little better, please review this website and contact us with any questions or requests. We will contact you in a timely manner. Confidentiality is assured.

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