Art is such a vast subject, which cannot be defined even if you tried. In the early days, art was anything that was unique and beautiful done by someone famous with skills well established and acknowledged by a large number of people. However, with time many painters, sculptors, and architects got famous only after they passed away and sometimes for works that were not very good looking but that brought a different prospective and meaning into our lives.
Art Is What You Call Art
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so the saying goes. I like to think that art is what each one of us sees as art, whether it is abstract or classic, crystal or glassware; it is a collectible piece because you like it and that is the number one rule you should follow.
However, what makes some glassware into collectible glassware on the market? Let us explore the requirements together.
Collectible glassware pieces are those that are created by renowned masters and artists. Another criteria that makes ordinary glass into collectible glassware is its uniqueness and availability, usually famous pieces are made in a limited stock, which will automatically become desired by collectors around the world.
Taking Care of Collectible Glassware
The most important thing is to place a glassware piece where it cannot be broken, for example in a glass cabinet from where you can admire it, but it cannot fall or be touched. When cleaning a collectible glassware piece you have to take a few things in consideration. If the glassware piece was painted upon that you cannot wipe it with normal detergents as it may damage the painting, the details of the glassware piece may require you to just dust it instead of using damp clothes or detergent.
Collectible glassware may require specific preservation due to the paint applied when created, it is best you find out all details when you acquire it in order to enjoy the piece for a long period of time.
Acquiring Collectible Glassware
If you are already a collector, you probably have a few favorite designers and artists that you follow and whose work you collect. If you are a beginner, however, and want to start a collection, the best place to look for collectible glassware is the Internet. Online you will find sites dedicated to collectible glassware items by artist name or even by price range. There are sites, such as Ebay, which conduct auctions and where you can end up with a great bargain.