The Mastery of Porcelain Documentation and Authentication
Following recovery of the Sung Dynasty bounty, Marc and Krist spent the next two years studying, measuring and photographing each of the 1,100 porcelain artifacts. Documentation included identification numbers for each item. Following this intensive process, the brothers enlisted curators to authenticate each piece of porcelain. Authentication was performed by: o Douglas Brewer, curator of the Spurlock Museum at the University of lllinois in Urbana, Champagne, and o Curator Michael Knight from the Seattle Asian Art Museum (now with the San Francisco Art Museum). o Ms. Katz, the private curator for Jillian Sackler of the Sackler Exhibit at the Smithsonian lnstitute. ln May of 1993, Marc and Krist Geriene donated 2 bowls to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Beijing University and 2 bowls to the Bureau of Cultural Relics in Beijing. Marc also met with authorities in the PRC regarding any possible legal claim to the recovery. There were none so the brothers proceeded with the recovery until completing it in 1996.
Currently, there are 888 artifacts, including the 96 pieces set aside for the primary'museum collection available for review and purchase at our secured facility- in Kirkland, Washington.
Artifacts available for purchase.