OH YEH, Ive heard that the Winterthur Museum is planning to do another of its decennial shows about art and collectible fakes.
I menetioned at the beginning of this thread about how a major collector, Irenee Dupont, has a colonial silver collection that is maybe 70% fake. The only was that these works could be determined to be fake ws by modern Energy Disprive X-ray (these gizmos can count and sort out ATOMS on the surfaces of metls and ceramics)
The earliest silver had high ercentages of assoiate metals, like GOLD and Mercury. Irenee Duponts collection was 93 % really fine silver (Ssomething they really couldnt achive in colonial and pre colonial times)
So these Winterthur shows are entertaining and instructive to us pickers and collectors. I think youd really get a kick out of hos they now can detect fake paintings also. (Most of it has to do with the presence of Titanium dioxide in almost everything we touch)