This morning I was perusing some eBay France auctions and stumbled upon this sweet little chocolat cup with a starting bid of 29.99 euros (approx $39). What struck me the most was its old world charm with its chips and cracks. For some reason, the French don't seem to mind imperfections in their pieces as we do here in the US. Why is that? I've seen old Faience plates at high prices and the French don't seem to mind.
I've had to steer clear from purchasing anything for resale with the slightest crack, especially porcelain. I'm wondering, would you still purchase something that wasn't pristine? Why is it that the French actually relish imperfections?