If the pieces are indeed authentic, they've been restored with methods outside the typical museum or academic protocol. Anderson, a bearded guy in a denim shirt and turquoise jewelry, says has never been to China and researched his reassembly process by reading a few art and antique books.
Schussler, for his part, says he has the $40 million collection very carefully protected. "The FBI has been here four times telling me how to secure it," he says. As with many Schussler endeavors, it's hard to say where exactly reality ends and imagination begins.