This SIGNED Alsterfors piece sold through iNVISeDGE for $185 back in 2012. Today in 2019 I’d price it at more.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE WHITE AND GREY BOWL ART GLASS BOWL (the only piece shown in all photos). THE OTHERS ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY THRU iNVISeDGE AND INCLUDED TO GIVE A FEEL FOR THE SIZE AND COLOUR OF THE PIECE.
A SIGNED WHITE and GREY vintage vase created by Per Olaf Strom for Alsterfors. Type in “20th Century Forum, Alsterfors” and you’ll see some incredible pieces done by Per Olaf Strom. His work is highly collectable amongst die-hard collectors particularly in Europe but is little known in the wider community because of small production runs. I rate Per Olaf Strom’s work above most of what was done by Holmegaard but that’s just my opinion. His work has an edge that eludes most others.
The piece in this listing is a highly collectable lidded bowl. Displaying all of the trademarks of Per Olaf Strom pieces (and most Alsterfors pieces at the time), this piece has been HAND-SIGNED- PO Strom ’68 in his distinctive script (1968). This is one of his earlier pieces and most likely experimental. I’ve never seen another in this exact design before though his other work is identical in construction. I love the uniqueness of the design- it’s incredible that this piece when nestled amongst Holmegaard pieces actually takes the limelight away from Holmegaard (see the group photo- OTHERS NOT INCLUDED). This piece doesn’t scream for attention but there’s something about it that draws you in.
Per Olaf Strom is the most highly-regarded of all the Alsterfors designers. Alsterfors pieces are an artistic feat considering they’re each made BY HAND- the expertise of the artists is awe-inspiring. This piece is no different and is expert but it’s possible to see aspects of the construction that make it obvious it has been HAND-MADE. The shape is not entirely perfect (though this certainly isn’t noticeable) and there are also a few thin black lines within the white glass (where the glass changes shape). I’ve seen this in other hand-made pieces with opaque white casings. Alsterfors pieces are basically impossible to find in Australia (they’re at least 60 times rarer in Australia compared to the UK) and this piece is rarer again. This art glass is vintage, HAND-MADE and HAND-SIGNED making it a great way to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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