Outing myself

Yay! It’s taken Lynn a while to get the catalogue onto the website – she is a busy woman – but it’s up at last. If you want to see it, send me an email at zoesonholiday@hotmail.com and I’ll give you the address. I’m far too shy just to put it up here for everyone to see.

5 comments on “Outing myself

  1. Anonymous

    Excuse me for my ignorance but…

    why are some of those pieces so badly damaged and yet still going for a high price? Do people really want them even in such a state?

    There are some glorious pieces though – lovely stuff and the article is very interesting.

    Thanks for the link.

  2. Z

    With this particular factory, condition is not so important as you might think. Of course, a perfect item will fetch more money, but it’s the rarity that matters more. This isn’t the case with some other china factories, but it is a very unposh factory and it is all 18th Century stuff, and was made to be used, on the whole, rather than admired, so a great deal of it got damaged over the years.

    It used to be that people would be happy to buy damaged items for a few pounds and gradually improve their collection. Nowadays, there is more available money and a lot of people want to dive in at a more expensive level in the first place, and also it is harder to find, so prices steadily rise. It’s never been so wildly fashionable as to have had the prices bumped up too quickly to sustain though, so there has never been a drop to destabilise the market. We have been holding these sales for 22 years now, two a year, and some people have been coming to us all this time. The china has a charm and an unsophisticated honesty that is very endearing and once you start to appreciate it, you forget how naive some of it is.


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