chip on or chip off

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chip on or chip off

Post by gdwdwrkr » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:35 pm

Now here we have a mochaware bowl.
It has a chip on it.
-the auctioneer
It has a chip off it.
-me
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Post by BonnieL » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Since I collect certain kinds of pottery, I'd prefer: "It has a chip on the (whatever)." It would make a difference to me (& most collectors) where the chip is - some are more obvious than others.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:54 pm

I would say the it had a chip in it.
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Post by tony h » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:13 pm

Jim :"oops I have just knocked the vase and now it has a chip on it."
Ethel: "I have just found the chip off it. "
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Post by Phil White » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:27 pm

Ah, Jim, you do not change! It is refreshing to see that pedantry is alive and well!
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Post by Phil White » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Seriously, though ...

I am not sure whether I would use "chip on it" and "chip off it" differently (if I were to use "chip off it" at all):
  • It has a chip on it -> The chip is small and can possibly be hidden or would not really be noticed.
  • It has a chip off it -> There is a significant lump missing
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Post by trolley » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:23 pm

For me:
it has a crack in it
it has a mark on it
it has a chip off it.
The chip is a small fragment that has come off. The bowl is chipped ( or has a chip off it). The floor might have that chip on it.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 am

I like "The bowl is chipped." No muss no fuss!
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:22 am

BonnieL wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Since I collect certain kinds of pottery, I'd prefer: "It has a chip on the (whatever)." It would make a difference to me (& most collectors) where the chip is - some are more obvious than others.
What are you collecting?
Of the Upsala Ekeby, Dybdahl, and related work that I collect, chips on or off are not acceptable. Of course they are not all-that-rare, so perfect examples more plentiful.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:23 am

Ken Greenwald wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 am
I like "The bowl is chipped." No muss no fuss!
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...and God bless the auctioneer who mentions the fact one way or another!
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 am

trolley wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:23 pm
For me:
it has a crack in it
it has a mark on it
it has a chip off it.
The chip is a small fragment that has come off. The bowl is chipped ( or has a chip off it). The floor might have that chip on it.
...and when the runner drops and breaks it, returning to the auctioneer, who says, "and now we'll sell it by-the-piece"....
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Post by BonnieL » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:39 am

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:22 am
BonnieL wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Since I collect certain kinds of pottery, I'd prefer: "It has a chip on the (whatever)." It would make a difference to me (& most collectors) where the chip is - some are more obvious than others.
What are you collecting?
Of the Upsala Ekeby, Dybdahl, and related work that I collect, chips on or off are not acceptable. Of course they are not all-that-rare, so perfect examples more plentiful.
California colorware. I'm not a purist so I have some newer Metlox that I really like. The old stuff, from the '30s & '40s is fantastic - and so are the prices!
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:55 am

"The bowl {has a chip/is chipped}"

is sufficient.
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Post by Phil White » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:57 am

"The plate has a chip on it" never happens. Sheba always licks the platter clean. Very fond of chips, she is - either US chips or UK chips...
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Re: chip on or chip off

Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:26 pm

BonnieL wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:39 am
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:22 am
BonnieL wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Since I collect certain kinds of pottery, I'd prefer: "It has a chip on the (whatever)." It would make a difference to me (& most collectors) where the chip is - some are more obvious than others.
What are you collecting?
Of the Upsala Ekeby, Dybdahl, and related work that I collect, chips on or off are not acceptable. Of course they are not all-that-rare, so perfect examples more plentiful.
California colorware. I'm not a purist so I have some newer Metlox that I really like. The old stuff, from the '30s & '40s is fantastic - and so are the prices!
Sturdy-looking stuff, and the "California Mobile" design is eye-catching. Are the prices fantastically-high, or fantastically-low?
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