A: The paintings here, is there any fakes? Or like copies?
B: to tell the difference is like this—printed, are fake. Like these paintings are all hand drawn, they have certificates. If you want fake paintings, they don’t’ have that.
A: don’t have what?
B: don’t have certificate of authenticity, without that, you don’t have any biography either, these have biographies.
A: then what about these without signatures?
B: only masters leave their signatures. Since the painter is not famous, so he doesn’t leave signature. Sometimes, people that like calligraphy, he buy it home, and add his own name, then it becomes his painting, like this. So usually the not famous painters don’t sign their paintings. Signed paintings are more famous. Like the one across there, Aixinjueluo, that is the emperor of Qin dynasty, his descendants, he wrote that.
A: how do we know if it is really Aixinjuelo’s descendant?
B: we can’t say then, these paintings are hard to authenticate, usually, if it is hand painted or printed you can tell the difference immediately.