If you require in-depth knowledge of an object to establish its authenticity, expertise is the best solution.
Following a detailed photographic documentation, a historic and philological study is conducted to analyse, if available, inventory documents, guides, official deeds, bibliographies, and eventually request the support of a scientific laboratory for diagnostic studies that can ascertain the coherence of the materials the object is made of. Successively the structure and the style of the object are analysed which, when compared to known examples, help us provide the most probably authentication.
The report is organised as follows:
- Identification of the object and its characteristics;
- Creation of photographic documentation;
- Study of the object and gathering of support documentation;
- Comparison of the work to others with similar historic-artistic characteristics.
- Drafting of the report;