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What Makes an Item Truly Vintage?

Vintage Footed yellow Glass Egg Vase, Mid Century Bud Vase
Vintage Footed yellow Glass Egg Vase, Mid Century Bud Vase

Vintage objects are true treasures, with a rich history, a unique story, to tell. The past is precious and it has been carefully preserved to ensure that it can be enjoyed for many years to come. Vintage is not new but it has value and it is attractive. Whether you're a collector or simply appreciate the beauty of vintage items, vintage and antique pieces occupy their own timeless style. Many decades later pieces demonstrate their quality and enduring appeal.


A generally accepted standard is that the items made between 50 and 100 years ago considered vintage or antique. Vintage clearly reflects the styles of the era they are represent. Indicators to look out for vintage glass is that the patina tends to show signs of use and passing time. There might be small flakes, bubbles, scratches, and chips. Blown glass have pontil mark that identifies characters within the glass. Pontil marks or mold lines will help to determine whether the glass is hand-blown or manufactured. Antique glass will add personality, elegance, and story to any setting and have an enduring quality that never dates.








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