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ATLANTA, GA, November 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One of the questions that appraisal company Art Pottery receives most frequently is whether it is possible to actually use antique American pottery in everyday life without reducing its value. The answer is quite simple: of course you can!
Although famous pottery studios like Newcomb College Pottery stopped producing pieces decades ago, their pieces are often in their original conditions and are perfectly usable. These pottery vases and other items were originally designed to receive daily use in a variety of ways. Collectors are only limited in their daily use by their own desires.
Vases are some of the most popular collectable pottery items, and they are also some of the most utilitarian. The experts at Art Pottery believe that collectors should feel free to use their antique vases to highlight floral arrangements, just as they were intended to be used. If you wish to display live flowers, the appraisers encourage using a sturdy vase and periodically cleaning the inside with a gentle cleanser. If you are concerned residue or damage might be left behind by live flowers in water, consider creating an arrangement with fake flowers.
The American pottery marks identification experts also find that candles will highlight larger, flatter pieces of pottery. If you plan to light the candles, Art Pottery recommends that you protect the original piece from falling wax by placing a discrete barrier between the pottery and the candle.
If you have a truly large and sturdy vase, you might consider using it as an umbrella stand near your door. This placement will help to highlight the piece while also allowing you to get day-to-day usage from it.
Learn more about using art pottery at http://www.artpottery.com.
About Art Pottery:
Art Pottery buys and appraises American antique pottery. We also offer helpful information for customers on our website as to how to identify and value pottery based on their glaze, mark and shape.
For more information, please visit http://artpottery.com.
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