Certificate and Authenticity

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1st-Certified.com is proud to be associated with internationally recognised certificate and authentication in the highest regard worldwide. The certificate and authentication services provide permanent provenance of your purchased antique item, which also includes the image of the artwork. It should be kept safely with the art piece and passed on to future owners or next generation as a permanent endorsement.

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Oxford Authentication

Oxford Authentication uses the scientific technique of thermoluminescence (TL), a dating method to distinguish between the genuine and the fake in certain antique categories (pottery, porcelain, and bronze). Its reports are regarded highly in the antique world and recognized as a stamp of endorsement from museums, auction houses, and even courts of law.

Certificate of BADA Provenance

Since its foundation in 1918, the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA) has been the trade association for the leading antique dealers in Britain, setting the trading standard in the antique business in the UK.

BADA members can provide their customers with the Certificate of BADA Provenance, issued by BADA headquarters in London. All the certificates are held in and can be traced from a centralized database administrated by BADA.


China used to have a long history of artwork collections, which was a vital part of its remarkable 5000 years of civilization. While rising as the second-largest economy, this tradition of collecting and appreciating fine works of art gained increasing popularity among the largest population in the world. However, fakes and duplications became a major problem, threatening to destroy this extraordinary revival of antique collecting.

Now, we bring to you the ultimate online hub where antique lovers buy directly from trusted and highly reputable dealers from around the globe, and all the antiques and artworks come with internationally recognized certificates and authenticity.