What is your feeling about chipped bases?

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What is your feeling about chipped bases?

Post  cbrunett on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:26 pm

As a collector, I stay away from pieces with chips, even along the bottom edge. What do others think about pieces with small chips out of the base? Would you consider buying a piece with a small chip in the base? Could you overlook the chips if it was a unique piece?

Or perhaps you don't care. I was at an auction once and the auctioneer said the piece was chipped but fortunately that was the side that goes against the wall.

On a similar vein do scratches in a piece matter to you? Scratches on the bottom don't bother me but visible scratches on the surface of the glass really detract from my interest in the piece.

Any thoughts?

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Re: What is your feeling about chipped bases?

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:43 pm

if its a regular piece and u can easily find another then prob hang out for a non chipped but if its a rarer color or piece personally i dont think it matters that much these are antique pieces nothin is perfect anyway if people want a perfect piece then they need to go to HOMESENSE and buy a crap glass vase low quality for same price or more LOL as long as its not a huge flaw then it doesnt matter in my books

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depends

Post  deborah on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:13 pm

Hi guys,

If there are fleabites on the base - doesn't bother me. Chips on the flat of the base - do not care. If a "chip" is along the edge - than I would prefer not to buy but have if it is rare or if I really wanted. I have even bought a piece with a chip on the front as I had never seen it before. Scratches - I do avoid like chips.Have learned to check with my fingers as well as eyes as sometimes so hard to see when in a shop or if the piece is at all dirty or dusty.

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Post  Glassman on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:47 pm

It just depends.......

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Re: What is your feeling about chipped bases?

Post  Glassman on Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:00 am

It just depends, if it distracts from the piece in any way I won't buy it. If it's hardly noticeable and a nice piece use the chip to get a better price.I refuse to buy anything that has been broken and polished.That glass has zero value to me.

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