Mixed with that are some good suggestions for how to spot a listing that should ring warning bells. Unfortunately, that's pretty much it for the good points. For the bad parts, I'll start with the fact that there are no credentials, not even a name, anywhere on this site.
Even e-mails lack so much as a first name in the signature, and the domain ownership itself is hidden. And under the registrant information and the administrative information, you'll find my name and mailing address. And all you'll find is information for DomainsByProxy.
On the home page, we find THE FAKES will show you an exact picture of the items. For some reason, most of them have had the "Made in Taiwan" or "Made in China" stickers removed. This strongly suggests that all of the pictures are of "fake" items, but this is nowhere close to true. First, there is no distinction between fantasy items (forms never made by Tiffany yet bearing a Tiffany mark) and reproductions (copies of items made by Tiffany, with or without an actual mark).For those wishing to learn, this is an important first distinction since we then know that everytime we see a fantasy item, it's simply not Tiffany, but for the reproductions it's important to know how to tell the difference. Sure, it's easy with some items simply because the quality stinks and only fools those who want to be fooled, but some reproductions are rather good. Seeing a picture of a good reproduction only helps if there is a picture of an authentic piece for comparison and a discussion of how to tell the difference. With minor exceptions dealing with marks, this never happens on TiffanyFakes. As a side note, many people are disturbed because the TiffanyFakes site has evidently acquired these pictures without permission of the owner. However, in the case of many other pictures, especially those that are not fake Tiffany, the manner in which the pictures are used is questionable at best. If the site were properly written with an educational basis and proper citation, a case could be made for the usage being legitimate.
The site is not so written. The other important distinction not made is between fakes and misattributions. It's one thing to recognize an import with a phony mark as a fake, but calling a piece of Orient & Flume or Loetz fake Tiffany is absurd, misleading, and wrong. Many of the items pictured are fine, highly collectible items, and there is no indication of why they're included.Is it because someone put a LCT mark on them? First, we must ask what credentials this concealed person has to decide which items qualify, especially for the questionable category. The Lone Ranger I trust, but this masked man is a different story. The slipshod methods used on the site certainly don't "protect the many dealers and collectors of real Tiffany Studio items". Indeed, the misinformation and misdirection common on the site is a disservice to all dealers and collectors. That brings us to the "Sellers to Watch" section.
Several of the problem sellers were identified in the Fakes section complete with examples of items listed and behavior showing that these sellers were not people you wanted to deal with. Other sellers were tarnished with less evidence or regard, but Sellers to Watch list goes completely beyond any bounds of ethics or law.
At the top of the page, we're told that most dealers on the list are guilty only of making a mistake, not intentional fraud. So why bother listing such people on a site about fakes? We're also told that some of the items in question may even be authentic Tiffany.Now, we really have to wonder why such people are on the list. Given those circumstances, surely the list is divided into categories keeping those who make mistakes separate from the actively fraudulent sellers. Nope, everyone is on one long, alphabetical list. I'm not a Tiffany expert (and don't even play one on tv), but I'm fortunate enough to know several people who are experts when it comes to Tiffany and related items. They have helped distinguish between the fakes and the other items listed. Items are listed by page number, which could vary if the site is edited. The item "LOVELY VINTAGE SIGNED LCT FAVRILE IRIDESCENT 6.75 FOOTED BOWL" is in sale since Thursday, December 29, 2016.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Tiffany". The seller is "goldengirl1marisa" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.