Collecting and Selling China & Crystal If you are a collector, you may want to look into collecting fine china. There are many kinds of fine china and glassware that are worth a lot of money as a collector item. From crystal chandeliers and stemware to porcelain figurines and vases, there are collectible china items for every taste. Collecting china is a decadent hobby that lets you indulge in a lavish life.
You can find collectibles at antique and gift shops. When selecting dishes, you should check the bottom for a stamp or signature. These are easier to find on plates and bowls, but may it may take a closer investigation to find them on wine flutes, decanters and candle holders. You can also look for rare prints or patterns that may be of high value, or pieces created by famous artists and designers.
If you are a hobby collector who isn’t as interested in finding rare or valuable pieces, you could even select the items you like based on a decorative pattern or cut crystal you find attractive. Your best bet is still to check in antique and gift shops for these items though.
Whether you are interested in high-end antiques or simple porcelain figurines, collecting china can be a rewarding and lucrative hobby. Once you’ve started your collection, experiment by decorating your dining room table with your favorite pieces, or putting your finest stemware on display. Putting your collection on display will allow you and your guests to admire your collection, and will add a nice decorative aspect to your home.