One of the most important tenets of Chinese Art is ‘continuity’. A potter is highly respected if
he could copy the works of his master to such extraordinary likeness that one cannot
differentiate between his work and that of his master’s. Likewise his master would win praises
for his generosity in imparting his knowledge and skills to his disciple to such a degree that
not only his disciple is now at par with him in skill and creativity, continuity is assured even
when he dies. From there on, his disciple would be encouraged to develop newer styles under
the watchful eye of his master and that is how Chinese Art sustains and evolve. Hence also,
there is no such thing called ‘fakes’ in Chinese Art. Only new or old.