Chapter 886: Appreciation of Antiques (C)
“Who are you?” Zhang Kentao was getting more and more displeased with Yang Ming. “Just because you said that it is fake, it is fake? Well, then you tell me. Why is this vase fake? Since it is fake, then show me the evidence!”
In fact, this vase was indeed fake, but the replication was too real. Zhang Kentao took this fake vase and found a very authoritative organization to identify it. The answers were ambiguous. Moreover, this vase was not bought at a British auction. It was true that it cost 3 million pounds, but the money was used to hire a master of fraud.
Before he came, Zhang Kentao carefully analyzed the mentality of Huang Rongjin, and finally came to the conclusion that he was more likely to say that the vase was real.
Although this vase looked very real, it was still a fake. Zhang Kentao naturally had a way to differentiate it, and then Huang Rongjin’s face could be swept away.
Using three million pounds to create a fake vase was to make Huang Rongjin humiliated, the price was indeed a bit high. But in the eyes of Zhang Kentao, this son of a wealthy family, money was nothing. Compared to making Huang Rongjin yield, the cost was still very worthwhile.
However, even if Huang Rongjin said that the vase was fake, he had to deny it and say that the vase was real and ask Huang Rongjin to produce evidence that the vase was fake. However, it was obviously different to let others produce evidence than to provide evidence himself directly. It was much stronger to produce evidence himself than to let others produce evidence.
But if there was such a situation, then it couldn’t be helped. I insist that the vase is indeed real. If you say it is a fake, you have to produce evidence, right? Zhang Kentao did not believe that Huang Rongjin could find any substantial evidence.
But even then, if he couldn’t produce evidence to prove that this vase was real, then he couldn’t achieve the goal of humiliating Huang Rongjin. So when Huang Rongjin said that the vase was real, Zhang Kentao was very excited. However, he did not expect that Yang Ming would interfere and ruin the previous advantage.
“What if I give evidence?” Yang Ming asked without a hurry.
“What if you can’t get the evidence?” asked Zhang Kentao.
“If I can’t get the evidence, I will eat the vase.” Yang Ming pointed at the vase.
” Ha ! Good!” Zhang Kentao was displeased as he watched Yang Ming. Since he is looking for suffering, he can’t blame me. He said, ‘If you can get the evidence, I will eat this vase!’
Yang Ming nodded. He didn’t talk, but jerked out his hand and knocked the vase on the table to the ground.
With a ” Pa ” sound, the vase suddenly shattered to pieces.
“What are you doing?!” Zhang Kentao was surprised, then angrily glared at Yang Ming. “Why did you break my vase? You are too condescending!”
Seeing that the master was angry, the two followers behind Zhang Kentao immediately rushed to Yang Ming wanting to capture him. They did not dare to touch Huang Rongjin, but they did not have many scruples about Yang Ming. Because he destroyed the master’s plan, they naturally had to teach Yang Ming a lesson.
As the two men arrived at Yang Ming’s side and were just about to reach out to capture Yang Ming, they were each slapped by Yang Ming until they could see stars. “Do you have a right to be smug here?” He turned and said to Zhang Kentao, “These two followers of yours are too unruly. I have taught them a lesson for you!”
Yang Ming used a lot of force in these two slaps. In an instant, their faces had turned into steamed buns. They dizzily swayed their heads a few times and fell. It was obviously impossible to deal with Yang Ming again.
Zhang Kentao saw that his men were beaten. Although he was angry, he had nothing to say! What Yang Ming said was true. He did not command them to teach Yang Ming a lesson, so they deserved this.
But when Yang Ming broke his vase, he had to say something, “Hmph, Thank you. But what about my vase you had broken? I bought it for three million pounds!”
Even Huang Rongjin was surprised and inexplicable. He didn’t know what Yang Ming was up to. Why did he suddenly break the vase? He was wondering, but he suddenly saw Yang Ming give him a look that told him to keep calm. Huang Rongjin swallowed the urge to say something and watched the development of things quietly.
Yang Ming did not answer Zhang Kentao’s words. Instead, he bent down and picked up one of the pieces from the vase. Then he placed it on the table, smiled, and said to Zhang Kentao, “This is my evidence!”
Zhang Kentao’s face suddenly became pale! He didn’t think that Yang Ming would have discovered the secret of this vase. Logically, it was impossible!
However, regardless of whether he believed or not, the facts were in front of him! Yang Ming produced his evidence!
Yang Ming placed the fragments of the vase on the table. Everyone’s eyes were focused on the pieces of the vase in Yang Ming’s hand. They saw that on the fragments of the vase, a few words were clearly written in graphite – The Hidden Swordsman was copied in London in 2009.
Naturally, this sentence could not be written by people of the Ming Dynasty. At least, the people of the Ming Dynasty did not know where London was unless someone time-traveled to the past, but this was basically impossible.
Especially the last word “copied,” it meant that this vase was fake.
“I wonder if this is considered evidence?” Yang Ming pointed to the fragments of the vase on the table and asked Zhang Kentao.
“This…” Zhang Kentao was suddenly distressed on the spot and couldn’t speak. Just now he swore that this vase was real, and now he was really hoisted by his own petard.
Originally, the biggest secret of this vase was that Zhang Kentao intended to use it against Huang Rongjin. If Huang Rongjin said that the vase was real, he would smash the vase on the spot and show the words to Huang Rongjin himself. But now, he didn’t do that, but it was done by another to deal with him.
Huang Rongjin did not expect that the final result would be like this. He couldn’t help but admire Yang Ming. It seemed that this brother-in-law was indeed a strong man! Now, Huang Rongjin’s face has already been fully recovered. Zhang Kentao was already very embarrassed. Huang Rongjin did not want to push too much. After all, there was a relationship between the two families.
This was also related to Huang Rongjin’s more generous character. If it were Zhang Kentao, he would not easily let Huang Rongjin go.
“Well, let’s forget about eating the vase!” Huang Rongjin laughed. “However, Brother Kentao, you have to open your eyes next time when you buy things. Don’t be fooled again.”
Zhang Kentao lowered his head and couldn’t speak. He had nothing to say. Now, it was too shameful to say another word.
“However, I think this vase was also very beautiful. If you spent three million, it can’t be considered a loss…” Huang Rongjin said with a smile, “Since the vase was smashed, I will pay for this vase!”
“There is no need. This little money doesn’t matter.” Zhang Kentao shook his head. He said with some frustration, “I was taught a lesson today. I am leaving!”
After that, he quickly went out with the two dizzy followers. After they all left, Huang Rongjin instructed someone to clean up the fragments of the vase and immediately patted Yang Ming’s shoulder. “I didn’t expect it. I just thought you were a master of gambling. How come you are also very proficient in the field of appreciating antiques?”
“I can’t say that I am proficient. My godfather is Liu Weishan. When I am with him, I have learned some knowledge!” Yang Ming had to mention his godfather; otherwise, it would be hard to explain.
” Ah ! Your godfather is actually Liu Weishan!” Huang Rongjin was surprised and immediately said, “I also bought a jade carving that he carved!”
” Hehe , was it at that Hong Kong auction?” Yang Ming smiled. “I went there that time.”
“It is really a coincidence.” Huang Rongjin nodded with a sigh of relief, and then asked very curiously, “So how did you know that there was the information of the forgery in this porcelain?”
“This… In fact, I was not too sure.” Yang Ming couldn’t say that he saw it directly with his special abilities, but he thought about his explanation just now, so he said, “I just like to analyze body language. When you just said that the vase was real, I noticed that Zhang Kentao’s look suddenly brightened, so I felt that the vase definitely had a problem. Therefore, I interrupted you and said that the vase was fake!
“Sure enough, when I said that the vase was fake, I saw that Zhang Kentao’s look became very bad. Although he quickly returned to normal, I realized that I might have said something that affected him.
“As for how I know the secret of this vase is inside, it can only be said to be a gamble. Because I have heard from my godfather that there is a person named Hidden Swordsman who is very proficient in counterfeiting antiques. But his fake antiques, his own name were written in the antiques to show the difference between them and the authentic ones.
“So I thought about this at once, and I broke the vase. But even if my guess was wrong, then it still didn’t matter. It only cost more than three million pounds. I still have this amount of money to pay for it. ”
Everyone had an expression of realization, but they admired Yang Ming’s decisiveness. He actually dared to risk the vase to verify his thoughts.
In the heart of Huang Rongjin, Yang Ming gained favor. He approved the matters of Yang Ming and his sister, Huang Lele. Such talents were rare.
“Well, everyone can disperse. I have prepared a sumptuous dinner. Let’s start the party, everyone!” Huang Rongjin waited for the other maids to clean up the vase fragments on the floor and then made the announcement to everyone.