Authentic Oriental Vases – Buying Tips

There are several methods you can utilize when purchasing an Oriental vase to be sure you are getting an authentic collectible piece for your interior design. With so much counterfeiting of these products today, it can be quite difficult to determine whether the Oriental vase you want to buy is really genuine or not. Sometimes people spend great amounts of money buying what they thought were collectible items, only to discover their selections were fake. A beautiful authentic Chinese porcelain vase would make a wonderful addition to any home decor. Therefore, it is worth your while to shop smart and obtain the ‘real’ deal.

One of the best ways to avoid getting ripped off when attempting to buy an authentic Oriental vase is to purchase only from a reliable source. You will have to research the options of reputable porcelain vase retailers in your area and choose accordingly. If you can get a referral from someone you trust on where you can purchase these items, you will have greater peace when you shop.

You can also check several shops out carefully and compare merchandise before making any buys. When you visit a Chinese porcelain shop, look around at the type of merchandise he has to offer. If you note there is a large supply of the same type of porcelain vase it may indicate this merchandise is not genuine. You can ask questions from the seller concerning the piece you are interested in to get an indication of where it came from, etc. However, you should be aware that some inexperienced sellers actually cannot verify whether their merchandise is genuine or not. They may have been informed a porcelain vase was authentic when they purchased it, and they are merely passing that information on to you.

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Another alternative would be to acquire the services of an expert in this area who can verify the authenticity of the merchandise you want to buy. Someone with ample experience in shopping for these products can help you identify genuine artifacts from fakes. If your heart is set on obtaining only authentic Oriental vase products and you are not experienced in this area, hiring an expert to assist you will help you find just what you want at the best price.

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A beautiful collectible Oriental vase can add class and distinction to your home setting. It can be elegantly displayed in a living room or dining room setting as a centerpiece to your home decor. These vases come in a wide range of sizes and shapes with all manner of exquisitely painted designs. It helps to take your time when you are shopping for an Oriental vase and thoroughly inspect the product you want to buy for chips, cracks, faded paint, etc. These are sure tell signs of a counterfeit product. The quality of your product should also be taken into consideration, as a very delicate piece will be more susceptible to cracking or breaking.


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Chinese Chinese Large Phoenix & Lotus Flower Blossom Porcelain Bottle, $1,200.00

Another stunning decorative piece that can add class to your home decor is an attractively designed blue vases. ‘The Modern Blue Volcano’ blue vase design from Brazil, for example, is a very elegant piece that would complement a contemporary home decor setting. You can find any number of fashionable blue vase designs online at reasonable prices to enhance any area of your home.

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Murano handblown vase, ‘Modern Blue Volcano’, Brazil, $135.00 (left); Qing porcelain vase, 1736-1795, 29.5 cm.


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