The antique teapot market has become very hot over the last few years. With high tea becoming all the rage these days, it has been fueling the teapot market. Teapot collecting is very curious as modern teapots can be just as sought after as vintage and antique ones.
Here are 5 tips on how to collect antique teapots.
1. Character of the teapot
The character of the teapot is one of the most collectible aspects of a teapot. Here are some examples of teapot character.
- Representations of people
The most collectible teapots are well designed and limited in production. The construction and function of a teapot plays a big part in how collectible it is. Teapots that leak when you pour them or the lids are not well designed to stay on can hurt the value of the teapot.
Research is always a must. With so many different types of teapots on the market both old and new this is more important than ever.
- Good price guide
- Antique appraiser
- Teapot expert
4. Always check for damage
Damage or repairs to any collectible devalues it significantly.With usable collectibles there is a higher chance of damage. This damage will also have a higher devalue effect.
Examples of damage to look for:
- Missing parts
- Flaws in design
5. Deciding what types of teapots you want to collect
There are many different types of teapots, spending time deciding what type of teapot you want to collect will save you time and money. Figuring out your personal taste will make your collection more organized and easier to complete.
Types of teapots:
- Cartoon characters
Collecting tea pots can be rewarding and exciting. With so many different types of teapots out there, you will never run out of themes to collect. Just remember to always do your research and to enjoy your collecting.
Mom has so many teapots, in good condition, different sizes. Most have no manufacturer’s markings.
Some are very small, Asian looking ones.
Where do I begin to learn about all the different ones?