Vintage China Condition

Guide to vintage and antique china condition

We want you to love the vintage and antique china that you buy from us,.

When we list items of vintage china and antique china for sale, we will try to give you as much detail as possible, and lots of photos.

Replacement china

Remember, when replacing broken items of vintage china and antique china, matching the replacement china in a matching condition or state of wear, gives the best match.

How we grade and describe the condition of vintage china and antique china

We sell a large range of vintage and antique china, and in vintage china and antique pieces of china the amount of wear varies. To ensure you are ordering pieces of china in the condition you want, we grade the degree of wear and for some of the pieces of china, back the offer up with video's showing more detailed picture of the pieces of china.

Excellent and mint condition china

We use this description for items of vintage and antique china in near factory condition and which could be mistaken for new. The glaze, pattern and gilt will all be excellent.

China in very good used condition

The pieces of china show some wear consistent with their age and use. The glaze may show some knife marks on plates and the gilt may have areas of wear showing.

Well used vintage and antique china condition

The piece of china shows wear consistent with its age, the glaze may show crackling in very old pieces and in some antique pieces staining. Gilt may be worn or missing and there may be some fading of the china pattern.

China that has had heavy use and or wear

Wear on vintage and antique china often occurs to the gilt, especially in high use pieces, but sometimes to the pattern as well if subject to dishwashers etc. We do not a a general rule sell or buy any vintage china or antique chain that has had heavy use unless it is exceptionally rare or very old. 

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