What Merits a “Mint Condition” Classification for Just Art Pottery?

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Often, we see or hear the words “mint condition” used in describing art pottery pieces. Most of us equate that term to “perfect”, and it is, but there’s more to it. Perhaps the biggest confusion is that this term is only used to describe the condition of any given piece, but not necessarily the grade of quality of the piece. For instance, a Roseville Pottery knock off might not be authentic, but it can certainly be in mint condition. Its value, of course, is nowhere near the true Roseville piece.

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