SOLD in the first 15 MINUTES it was listed! Sorry SOLD for $695 in 2021.
Our prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars. (Significantly less in US dollars).
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2021. Some information may be time-sensitive.)
This 1960’s design by Italian, Alvino Bagni, would have to be one of the best pottery pieces ever made. It’s a bold comment to make, but I love the magic he’s captured here. The shape is just stunning- flowing and curvaceous- it draws you in immediately with all the arcs and rounded form. This is going to make me sound very strange but I have found myself running my hand over the curved-form of this one. I think what really works is its intriguing contrasts. The overall styling is refined and sophisticated- it almost has a Danish-modern feel to it; but the glaze is the sheer opposite. The surface-treatment is almost tribal and archaeological with its earthy tones and rough textured look. This is truly an inspiring piece of art by a very talented artist. I love Bitossi and Ellis bulls, but this one is even better in my eyes.
This piece was produced by Alvino Bagni in the 1960’s. Rosenthal Netter sold a lot of Italian decorative pieces in America during these formative years. They sold quite a lot of Bitossi pieces but other artists including Alvino Bagni were also represented (but in much smaller numbers). This piece has the distinctive ITALY imprint on the underside of one foot which is the marking of Bagni pieces. This marking gives the piece irrefutable history and investment appeal. There’s a Bagni bull in this identical shape on 1stdibs at the moment for a staggering AU$3887! (See the screenshot provided.) At my price, this is an obvious investment- I believe it will easily gain value in the near future (in the right gallery it could be sold for double this right now … easily). Bagni started off working for Bitossi and later cut loose and established his own studio. His designs are distinctly his own- they’re highly-celebrated and very collectable on a worldwide platform. This piece shows us why.
This piece is a lot rarer than virtually every vintage Italian pottery piece and has at least the same degree of handiwork.
The real beauty of owning a vintage HAND-crafted piece like this, is knowing it won’t be in vogue for just a season or even a couple of years before ending up as landfill. This piece will continue to be handed down through the generations gathering more stories as it passes hands. There’s no better way I can think of to invest in your home and reduce landfill.
This vintage piece is in great condition for its age with no condition flaws to report at all. NO chips, NO repairs, NO cracks from mishandling. It presents extremely well. There are 2 short shallow cracks on the underside that are NOT damage but part of the creation process. They are inconsequential, very shallow and do not affect the piece at all. The piece has been extremely well looked-after. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Length- 31cm. Width- about 12cm. Height- 16.5cm at its highest. Weight-1363 grams. It’s a substantial piece. Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/pottery/glass SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
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.
We accept DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT. We send photographic ID of the iNVISeDGE store owner (Michael Grealy) to all customers at the point of sale, along with media articles about iNVISeDGE with photos of Michael Grealy in them (most of these articles are about 10 years old). Your payment will be paid into an Australian ANZ bank account under the name Michael Grealy (or iNVISeDGE). Please read our ebay feedback spanning more than 15 years for irrefutable proof of our online trading history and reputation. Ebay feedback can ONLY be left by LEGITIMATE PAYING customers! Additionally please be aware that in Australia ALL consumers are protected BY LAW if the goods or services they buy are not as described. (But this should be of no concern- in our first 15 years of trading we have over 1150 positive ebay feedback comments and ZERO negative feedback comments.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On occasions a DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT can be made at the time of collection. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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