The art glass and antiques market goes up and down as we all know. I’ve bought pieces and books for prices that seemed expensive some years later once prices had dropped!
So much of the pressed glass market may have reduced in price over the last few years, lowering the value of our collections but also giving us opportunities to collect more pieces for a reasonable outlay.
However if you have an especially nice piece of glass with an interesting provenance it is still possible that it has maintained or even increased its value over the years. As in many areas, real quality shines through.
Perhaps this is the lesson. Be discerning and make sure you buy an undamaged, great piece which you love. It’s the best way to find something you’ll be happy with for a long time and will also have the best possibility of increasing in value over time.
Read “Art glass keeps value despite poor market” for more detail on this from the US pressed glass market.