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Chinese glass - is it collectable?

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mrs vulture:
   Thank you both for your replies, theres a lot there to get my teeth into!!!!     Is amazing how many hours I'm clocking up on here just reading the new stuff on each day!!!    Thanks again Cheryl

redheat4:
Hi, as Anne has said not all Chinese glass is of poor quality, I have had this piece for many years and think it is of wonderful quality, it is from the glass studio of Loretta Yang a Actress turned Glass Artist. :thup:

Jayne:

--- Quote from: mrs vulture on August 02, 2009, 07:58:05 AM ---Hi,     is Chinese glass not considered as being very nice for some reason, I'm still new to collecting glass and just buy things I like, although it is always nice to find a piece you like  AND its worth something too!!!       Cheryl.

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http://www.theglassmuseum.com/Chinese.html

I realise this is an old thread but had to post.

Yes, I collect these "horrible" Chinese vases, I love them, but not all of them.

My Nan who passed away 17 years ago had a green one which I always admired and inherited from her, (my Mother didn't want it as she claimed green was unlucky lol). My Aunt inherited her blue one which I would have liked too. My Nan may well have aquired them in the 60's or 70's. 

Recently I discovered I could get a blue one for a very reasonable price on Ebay, not to mention Orange, Red, smaller sizes, and ruffled tops. I'm personally not so keen on the trumpet style or plainer ones. I've seen them called Murano, but not Victorian, but it didn't matter to me, I just knew I liked them. The colours are stunning.

Since collecting I've noticed that three of my purchases (I brought them forward in the middle shelf in the photo) seem to have been made with seriously less skill than the others. The leaves and handles are large and fat and not intricate, and the applied clear glass at the front is almost like a large blob that has been splodged on with considerably less skill than my favourite ones, almost like they have been made by a completely different manufacturer. 

I have my theories and will be parting with those three shortly. :)

Lustrousstone:
Collecting is about what you like or are interested in. Too many people equate collecting with stockpiling something that can be converted into cash and cannot conceive the idea of enjoying collecting something of little value. My glass collection ranges from a bit valuable through to worthless...and from decorative to ugly...

The answer to the title question is that everything is collectable. The answer to the real question: "Is Chinese glass going to increase in value in the future?", is who knows.

Jayne:

--- Quote from: Lustrousstone on April 28, 2011, 06:33:31 AM ---Collecting is about what you like or are interested in. Too many people equate collecting with stockpiling something that can be converted into cash and cannot conceive the idea of enjoying collecting something of little value. My glass collection ranges from a bit valuable through to worthless...and from decorative to ugly...

The answer to the title question is that everything is collectable. The answer to the real question: "Is Chinese glass going to increase in value in the future?", is who knows.

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Well said Christine!

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