This Chintz china set is a great example of how fickle the antique market can be — and why we always opt to buy and collect the items we love, instead of for perceived value. In the 80s and 90s, English Chintz china was all the rage in America (there was quite an obsession with British history during this time). However, once the internet became more accessible, Chintz china was everywhere, causing the price to drop significantly. The owner of the set featured in the clip from Antiques Roadshow below has the right idea though; these used to belong to her grandmother, and she just wants to know some history about the tea set she cherishes. And while they might not be worth as much as they once were, they’re still beautiful dishes that are somewhat valuable.
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