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Made in China at TK Maxx

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glassobsessed:
I battled my way into Cardiff town centre today through the hoards of foreign cricket supporters and there were also some Australians there too (Ashes - cricket match 100 yards from my home).
Here is a photo for future reference of some Chinese glass at TK Max (discount shop), including dolphins, jelly fish paperweights and fish.

I do not want to help with sales or advertising for the shop, just thought that there will probably be some id requests in the future.

John.

eglass:
John, here in the states we have TJ Maxx, as well as several places like Hobby Lobby and Big Lots that sell remarkably well made Chinese glass as well. It's a good habit to make a point of strolling through these places on occasion to "see what's new" coming out of China. There's no doubt in my mind that a good portion of the art glass being sold as "vintage" is actually this new stuff.

Best to keep aware, you're right!

chopin-liszt:
I like to keep an eye on what's going on here too. :thup:

Sometimes you can get lovely stuff! I have a nice collection of Beranek "Tropical Flowers" from here, have bought Caithness paperweights and some good Krosno and Tarnowiec peices. A lot of it is fine and functional. I use particularly large pieces as wastepaper bins.

And a lot of it turns up on antiquey place shelves. >:(

glassobsessed:
I also quite often see pieces of glass in 'antique centres' from TK Max described as vintage, saw a few today at the Malvern Flea Market. I have also seen in TK some good crystal, nice Murano bowls/chargers and they currently have a load of Ichendorf for sale (signed or I would not have known).

John.

glassobsessed:
Popped in for another look today.

The three vases had made in China stickers.

John

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