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Post by NaomiM April 6th 2014, 5:55 pm

Picked up a couple of Georgian decanters this week for a tenner thinking they were a bargain, but it turns out that ebay is awash with them, and they're barely making a tenner a piece. Wondering if it's worth giving them shelf space.


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Post by bistoboy April 6th 2014, 7:52 pm

i bought some a few years ago and used them for bubble bath in the bathroom - they make a colourful display.
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Post by NaomiM April 6th 2014, 8:24 pm

That's an excellent idea. Thank you.  Most Excellent 

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Post by philpot April 30th 2014, 7:45 am

Its all fashion tho...Who decants wine anymore?
Was at an auction the other day,and Doulton figures were barely making £20...Some that were way over £100 when bought 20 or 30 years ago...
Breaks one's heart.
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Post by NaomiM April 30th 2014, 11:57 am

Last week's Antiques Roadshow there was a gorgeous flower encrusted Minton pot that they only valued at £300.  Shrugs 

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Post by NaomiM April 30th 2014, 11:59 am

Studio pottery is very hot ATM. One can find oneself buying a no-body at an inflated price because of it.

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Post by big ed April 30th 2014, 4:22 pm

Much of the older established pottery is out of fashion , I personally think it was way to high anyway and collectors may have missed the boat so to speak , at some fairs you see the same tired old pieces coming out time after time , to be honest they are boring massed produced victorian tat that had a good innings in the publicity game but have been sussed by the newer generation , imo studio pottery ( proper studio) is the way forward , get the right potter and the skies the limit , studio pottery is on the up and up and is getting more of the recognition in the art scene than it had in the past .
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Post by dantheman April 30th 2014, 5:20 pm

this time next year we'll be millionaires  Any point in collecting clear glass decanters? 910958 

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Post by denbydump November 28th 2014, 11:38 pm

Any brief television exposure will send anything into orbit now, but they haven't
really picked up on studio yet, thank god!
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Post by NaomiM November 29th 2014, 1:38 am

At some point in hoping the media will hype student pottery. Picked up three duff pots in the past week. When will I learn? Doh!

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Post by big ed November 29th 2014, 2:41 pm

Laughter

I bought this blimmin' thing the other day from a charity shop £4 , don't know why had time to kill and it resulted in this , no idea of maker , can't make it out
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Post by NaomiM November 29th 2014, 3:03 pm

Novelty Teapot. Is it porcelain? We get collections like that in the local charity shop about once a month.

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Post by Mordeep July 13th 2015, 9:11 pm

I do love a good decanter but they are so common and cheap.

I tell how things are. I went to an auction a month back and was one of about 5 people not staff in the room. They had 3 different internet sites running for bidding. Anything to large to post, glass, silver plated, out of fashion or damaged went for nothing. It was madness. Large groups of Staffordshire figures at £10. Boxes of silver plate £10, dinner sets £10. All of it went straight to Kempton with me the following week and got sold of at £5/£10/£20 an item. People still buy what you would call old fashioned antiques they just don't pay much for them.

Great time to buy the best of that stuff (including decanters). They are too good and too well made to stay this low for forever.
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Post by denbydump July 13th 2015, 9:53 pm

The problem with decanters, apart from being breakable, is they were made in huge
quantities over a long time, so not especially rare, nor funtional nowadays.
Certain styles seem to better, look out for the ones that are "pinched in" in the
middle, no idea what they are called though.

Funny but certain post-war designs are still worth more!
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Post by Mordeep July 15th 2015, 12:47 am

The really pinched in ones are called Glug Glugs after the noise they make pouring. In fashion late 1880/1890's great things to own if you can find them. If you do see one look at the stopper. The ones I have seen have a blown round ball, but it is often broken or replaced with a more traditional cut glass stopper. They made them in various colours to match the liqueurs. Seen some Danish copies from the 60's about but the English lost the art of making them way back before the 1st world war so those ones are rare. They also often have silver collars so dating is easy.

But you wish you never mentioned it now lol



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Post by ppcollectables July 21st 2015, 12:43 pm

Why not fill them with your favourite alcoholic beverage(s). So much more refined than pouring it straight from the bottle
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Post by NaomiM July 21st 2015, 8:42 pm

ppcollectables wrote:Why not fill them with your favourite alcoholic beverage(s). So much more refined than pouring it straight from the bottle


That would be a good idea but I don't drink Shock , and Ribena or Ginger Beer wouldn't keep in a decanter. Laughter

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