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A Word About Condition

Replacing Pieces

Due to the nature of supplying discontinued tableware, it naturally follows that to source the items, they would usually be previously owned. It is quite unusual to find an obsolete piece that is unused

 

We only search for and supply the best condition items we can find, however as nearly all items are previously owned, there will be varying degrees of signs of use/wear. This can be more apparent on the everyday pieces such as dinner plates, cereal bowls & mugs. However you can be rest assured that we only supply items that we would be happy to use ourselves!

 

Therefore, we offer 3 grades of condition, Premium, Grade 1 & Grade 2. This allows for, upon close inspection various signs of previous ownership

  Below are our condition guidelines for items in our Tableware, Cutlery & Glassware sections. Should you have any questions about the condition of any piece, please call or email us and we can personally check for you

 

Tableware Items -

Premium - 

  • new condition, no signs of use, WITH factory/retailer stickers - however NOT guaranteed to be unused

Grade 1 -

  • minor wear/scratches from minimal use
  • minor blemishes, e.g speck under glaze
  • very minor gilt wear

 Grade 2 -

  • general surface wear
  • good factory marked seconds
  • un-obvious glaze blemishes, i.e pitting/grit under glaze
  • minor pattern faults
  • minor age related clean surface crazing - giftware items ONLY

     

    Glassware Items -

    Due to the nature of how these products have been made, tool marks may occasionally be apparent, as are small air bubbles, very minor blemishes. Some items may vary in weight or thickness aswell, therefore any sizes/weights given are approximate

    Premium - 

    • new condition, no signs of use, WITH factory/retailer stickers - however NOT guaranteed to be unused

    Grade 1 -

    • as new condition
    • manufacturer marked (if Manufacturer normally marks products)
    • very minor blemishes, e.g small bubble in item 

    Grade 2 -

    • minor surface wear
    • good factory marked seconds/not etched
    • very minor gilt wear (if applicable) if etched

       

      Cutlery Items -

      Premium - 

      • new condition, no signs of use, WITH factory/retailer stickers - however NOT guaranteed to be unused

      Grade 1 -

      • minor wear/scratches from minimal use
      • very minor gilt wear (if applicable)

      Grade 2 -

      • general surface wear
      • good factory marked seconds
      • un-obvious surface blemishes

       

       



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