What are the most collectible teapots?
Tea friends collect teapots, which can be roughly divided into two categories: one is to maintain and appreciate the value of the teapot, and sell it after the price rises to make a profit; The other kind of tea friends collect teapots because they like them, and they are only interested in them. They are not sensitive to the market price of teapots. It is better if the price rises, and it doesn't matter if the price does not rise.
Those who want to keep and increase the value of tea sets must know what kind of tea sets can keep and increase the value of tea sets. The common characteristics of tea sets with value-added potential can be summarized as "four values" : artistic value, historical value, technological value and raw material value.
The overall value of "four values" can reflect the real value of tea sets.
1. Artistic value. Most of the tea sets collected by ordinary tea lovers are produced by contemporary artists, craftsmen and manufacturers, and have no historical value. Therefore, artistic value is the most important basis to evaluate whether tea sets can be added to value. A tea set that can be called a work of art must be a perfect work originally created by a famous artist with artistic innovation and expression of thoughts and emotions. It has the unique artistic style of the author. Most of the tea sets are rare and are isolated and difficult to be copied. Therefore, it is difficult for the defective tea sets of famous tea makers to have the potential of preserving and increasing value, and there is relatively little room for the value-added of the products of mass production of "famous tea makers".
2. Historical value. Most of the tea sets with historical value are antique tea sets with a history of more than one hundred years and rare existence. Most of the products are relatively poor, and a considerable part of them are unearthed. Antique tea sets generally have a strong appreciation capacity, and the rare antique tea sets, famous kilns, royal kilns, famous tea sets and tea sets with perfect appearance have a strong appreciation space. Among modern and contemporary tea sets, tea sets made by celebrities, used by celebrities and witnessed important historical events also have certain historical value and have a strong space for appreciation.
3. Process value. Most of the fine Chinese traditional tea sets are pure hand-made, with relatively complex technology and low yield, which cannot be mass-produced. Traditional handmade tea sets have strong technological value, so they have great conditions for preserving and increasing value. Chinese tea ware has a history of more than two thousand years, and many tea ware production techniques have disappeared in the long river of history. Tea sets with lost technology and unable to be copied have strong technological value and a strong space for appreciation.
4. Raw material value. A large part of China's traditional tea sets are made of ceramic, which is based on mineral clay and glaze. Clay and glaze from different origins have different textures and colors, so kilns from different origins can produce different styles of ceramic tea sets. The mineral reserves of clay and glaze are fixed and non-renewable, which makes this type of ceramics non-reproducible. With scarce raw materials, tea sets that are difficult to replicate have more potential to add value.
To sum up, only tea sets with artistic, historical significance, scarcity, non-replicability and perfect appearance have the possibility of maintaining and increasing value.