Curtis Dowling Interview

We got the opportunity to ask Treasure Detectives frontman Curtis Dowling some burning questions.

TREASURE DETECTIVES

We took the opportunity to ask presenter of Treasure Detectives and fake antique-expert Curtis Dowling some burning questions about his work.

WHAT WAS THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT ANTIQUES THAT YOU LEARNED WHILST MAKING THE SERIES?

That everything has a tell, no fake will get passed you if you look deep enough, I knew it already but doing some of the mad items re-confirmed that.

Elizabeth I portrait from Treasure Detectives

Elizabeth I portrait from Treasure Detectives

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE FROM THE SERIES?

It has to be the portrait of Elizabeth I.

WHAT ARE THE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF A FAKE ANTIQUE THAT WE SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR?

Their proportion - over age and feel. If you handle enough real ones the fakes just feel wrong somehow.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAKES IN YOUR HOME?

Yes! I have a Thomas Toft slipware dish (a type of decorated pottery) from 1660... I love it!

Picasso painting from Treasure Detectives

Picasso painting from Treasure Detectives

WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PIECE OF ART THAT YOU HAVE EVER HAD YOUR HANDS ON?

That would be a blue period Picasso insured for £300m! It had a possible sale price, if it ever hit the market, of about half that.