The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation manages and operates the rights to the image, industrial property, trade marks, patents and other intangible rights derived from the artistic oeuvre of Salvador Dalí. To reproduce any work by this artist, on any medium, it is essential to contact the proper copyright authority in your country, or contact Visual Entidad de Gestión de Artistas Plásticos directly in order to obtain license to do so.
Real or Repro is the premier online source of information for those who want to research or identify reproductions relating to the antiques & collectibles market. It offers an extensive, free library containing articles and information on thousands of items spanning all marketplaces and periods. Powered by Ruby Lane, the site is endorsed by Mark Chervenka, a renowned expert on reproductions.
The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) is a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in the visual arts. IFAR offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity, ownership, theft, and other artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects. IFAR serves as a bridge between the public, and the scholarly and commercial art communities.
ADAGP is the French collective rights management society in the field of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, etc.). It represents many well-known artists, such as Marc Chagall, and their heirs. The society ensures that member royalties are collected and distributed under optimal conditions.
The goal of this collector's website is to share information about this popular collecting niche with others. Mr. Peanut fakes, reproductions, fantasy and questionable items are everywhere. Information available here can help you identify real items and recognize those that are not.
American Political Items Collectors is a non-profit membership organization, dedicated to promoting the collection, preservation and study of materials relating to political campaigns and the U.S. presidency. APIC Brummagem project was originally produced in 1985 to provide a reference to political campaign memorabilia collectors regarding items that are considered not genuine. These items are generally categorized into several areas; fakes, fantasy items, or re-pins. By having this knowledge, collectors can avoid costly mistakes.
The V&A Museum of Childhood located in Bethnal Green, London UK, aims to encourage exploration of themes of childhood past and present and develop an appreciation of creative design through inspirational collections and programs.
Approximately 5%-7% of the world trade is in counterfeit goods. The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Inc., (IACC) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy. Be sure to see the 'Five Reasons You Should Never Fake It' section on this page.
Link to the page on the WIPO site showing registration information for maker's mark -Emaux De Louviere. Website can also be used to investigate other marks being placed on items newly made in such a way as to appear to be 'antique' in age.
Newsletter containing alert information for collectors of Czech art glass, including forms like perfume bottles, vases, etc., originally marked with names such as Hoffmann, Schlevogt and Ingrid. PLEASE NOTE: this link opens the newlsetter in PDF format only. You need to have Adobe Acrobat installed in order to view it.
Illustrations and information about the full range of early 20th century mascot designs produced by Lalique to grace the sleek cars of his era. Includes useful information on the special metal mounts, marks and fakes.
Smith Glass has been crafting handmade, American-pressed glass since 1907 and is one of only a handful of American glass factories that remain in operation. Smith Glass is known for nostalgic favorites. Pink, green, amber, yellow, amethyst and cobalt glass colors were being made as early as 1926 and in the late 1920’s Smith Glass began producing its well known black amethyst glass, as well.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens who wanted to create a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. The American Wing houses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of American art in existence – more than 15,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts objects. The extensive glass collection incorporates blown- and pressed-glass vessels, with superb works by the New England Glass Company, the Dorflinger Works, and Tiffany Studios. The collection of American stained glass, from the 17th through the early 20th century, is perhaps the most comprehensive anywhere and features the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Excellent informational site on the topic of telescopes. Warns of and offers information about some of the many fakes and reproduction telescopes that can be found on today's market. Illustrated with excellent pictures of fake examples.
The collection of the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou comprises tens of thousands of inventory numbers which mark hundreds of thousands of articles. The Museum of Glass and Jewellery is in charge of two large collection groups – the museum collection which has nineteen sub-collections and Waldes collection with two sub-collections. The sub-collections can be divided into basic (costume jewellery, books and magazines, buttons, metal costume jewellery, glass costume jewellery, medals and plaques, numismatic collection, Sachs collection, glass, Riedel glass, arts and crafts) and supplementary ones (costume jewellery technology, graphics, clothes accessories, copies, special collections and Waldes collection with its sub-collections of buttons, fasteners and clothes accessories).
Repronews.com is the online database of fakes and reproductions. It began in 1992 as the monthly printed newsletter, Antique & Collectors Reproduction News. The monthly newsletter was begun by publisher Mark Chervenka who continues to manage the online database.
Railroadiana Online is a website for anyone interested in railroad history and its artifacts. Offers extensive information on railroad related collectibles from lanterns to locks to dining car china, including identification of many fakes, reproductions and fantasy items.