Collecting can be safely attributed to the most common hobby. Collectors are able to see the beautiful in ordinary things. It is worth noting that today this hobby is positioned not only as a hobby for millions, but also as a rather profitable investment of capital. Everyone knows that over time the price of a rich collection increases several times. From this point of view, porcelain seems to be the most attractive collectible.
No collecting is possible without love for the subject and admiration for it. Love porcelain is quite simple – pay attention to extremely attractive porcelain dolls, wonderful cups, impressive teapots and delicate saucers. These days it’s fashionable to collect such things. Porcelain is in phenomenal demand, because the search for like-minded people in this area is doomed to success. Porcelain saucers, cups and even whole sets are common enough for collecting today.
Collectors from Russia traditionally prefer Russian porcelain, but not Chinese or any other foreign. But it is better for a novice collector to begin collecting his collection from foreign porcelain, since it is more common and is made very high quality. For example, we give porcelain from the Meissen period. Soviet-made porcelain is now in a privileged position. Amateur collectors collect it from pure love without any mercantile motive. It’s funny, but at the same time, among extremely unique products you can often find the most ordinary things from porcelain, which were produced in huge quantities at Soviet factories. Interesting collections can be found on the Internet. To do this, simply type in any search engine “collecting – porcelain.” It’s easy to buy porcelain.
Speaking about the collection price of porcelain, it is formed according to several parameters. First of all, extreme demand and a huge number of admirers are, of course, rare antique porcelain products. But quite often, such items have a high price only because of the brand, or their belonging to a previously known person. Moreover, in fact, they are rather clumsy fakes. High-quality and well-preserved porcelain items are notable for their high price. So, let’s say, collecting porcelain, which was produced by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, is now the most profitable, as these are items of excellent quality and very rare. It is unlikely that such an thing will be offered by the online store of china.
Collectors who are just starting gathering must be very careful when choosing porcelain items. This is necessary because the market is saturated with a significant number of fakes. Not always the brand on the product means the authenticity of the latter. Today, the most popular doll collections, as well as collections of porcelain figurines of the Soviet period. Such collections not only somehow unite different age groups, but also attract kids very much. Note that it’s advisable to start the collection replenishment simply with good quality porcelain, and not try to immediately take possession of a rare thing. For example, you can buy porcelain cups, but not very expensive.
What are the criteria for determining the value of porcelain? Let’s consider some of them.
The main criterion is the value of the thing in an artistic sense. Things that are made no later than the middle of the XIX century, are more artistically wealthy.
Two more criteria – rarity and age – are very interconnected. The older the product and the less similar to it in the antiques market, the more valuable it is.
And, perhaps, the most important criterion for the cost of a product from porcelain is its safety.