Posted by Noel Chiappa (220.127.116.11) on December 27, 2013 at 15:08:43:
In Reply to: Re: When Censor Seal were put posted by Stefano on December 26, 2013 at 14:55:19:
For beginners (and in some cases, for experts, see below) the best way is to compare all the fine black lines of the 'key block' with a known original. See here for more:
Once you've handled a few thousand prints of known ages, you'll find you can tell (based on the ink and paper) how old a print is based on those. But sometimes that's not enough: e.g. I have seen old reproduction (i.e. made from new blocks) Hokusai's (made either during his lifetime, or shortly afterwards) im which the ink and paper are absolutely of that period, and only comparing them with known originals showed them to be reproductions.
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