Art and Antiques Terminology
There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Collectables (or, especially in American English, collectibles) are any items that people find worth collecting for whatever reasons. Dealers may distinguish between manufactured objects that were intended to be collected, and collectables that originally had another purpose, such as cereal boxes, stuffed animals, or stamps. Collectables may have begun life as marketing gimmicks and free giveaways (e.g. cigarette cards, cheap glass) and this trend continues, such as cheap toys given away with fast food purchases, and special ‘collector’s editions’ of magazines, records and comics. (See Collectables, an article by Aleta Curry.)
Collecting refers to the act of acquiring and maintaining a group of like items.
This is a Glossary of Art and Antiques Terminology. It includes Fine Art, Decorative Art and Design.
You will find definitions, artists, designers, time periods, materials, makers and manufacturers.