LOCATION- being sold from a private seller’s home in Brunswick, MELBOURNE. This listing has also been uploaded for research purposes and for people to express interest in buying or selling a similar item through iNVISeDGE. Go to our CONTACT page for further information. For all BUYING enquires call us on the phone number provided on our CONTACT page. For SELLING enquiries, SMS us ONLY please.


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This listing is being sold UNDER CONSIGNMENT by a private seller in BRUNSWICK, Melbourne. This piece is part of a deceased estate. The item can also be posted worldwide and in this case an extra AU$20 will be added to the sale-price for boxing. If boxed up shipping will be through Australia Post at their prices (or through Sendle at your request). Otherwise buyers will be required to organise their own freight for the items in this deceased estate. iNVISeDGE will give buyers 3 suitable carriers for their location. (For more unusual locations only 1 or 2 freight carriers may be given.)

PRICEOFFERS OVER $295. SMS your offer (stating what item your offer is for) to the phone number given our CONTACT section.

Additional Background Info and Provenance

A very rare vintage brass buddha table lamp from the art deco period. After 20 years in this business I’ve never seen anything like this- rare is an understatement. The previous owner of this beauty travelled the world as a flight attendant and assembled her goodies over a lifetime from every corner of the globe. Where she bought this is anyone’s guess. It’s not Australian- there would be others found here if it was. I don’t think it was made in India or Asia either. The light fitting and glass globe is distinctly art deco and distinctly what was being produced in Westernised countries from around 1930 – 1950. It could also be an art nouveau piece (ie. made in Europe during the art deco period).

I’m not sure of the background of this vintage brass lamp. All I know is that it’s certainly art deco / vintage and RARE. I tried typing in various captions to get something like this to come up in Google images in an attempt to value it. I would normally value it at much more (if I’d bought it outright based on the age and rarity) but we have a time-frame to work within because this is part of a deceased estate (hence the LOW OFFERS OVER PRICE). The investment appeal of this art deco lamp is a no-brainer- a smart opportunity for any collector and anyone who loves vintage Buddhist artefacts. Hesitate and you’ll probably never see another one again.

There are similar looking buddha lamps made these days out of resins. Why ??? …

Why would anyone buy something mass-produced by machines, from toxic chemical resins when antique metal pieces look at least as good and have character the new ones will never have? (The resin ones are susceptible to breaks and chips and ending up as landfill- to me it makes no sense having them made.) When you invest in antique items for your home you have the bonus of owning a piece of history with solid INVESTMENT APPEAL (this piece should NOT lose any value in the future). I did extensive research online before listing it. This piece is special. In a retail shop a vintage buddha lamp like this could have any price put on it (I’d say most people would price it at around AU$ 500 – AU $650 in a retail shop). Investment appeal aside, by “recycling” antique or vintage treasures you’re also reducing landfill and your carbon footprint.


This vintage brass buddha lamp is from the art deco era and presents extremely well for its age. It has NO damage at all that's worth a mention. It definitely has age to it (it'd be from the art deco period) so it's NOT NEW and will show minor signs of use. The only thing I noticed was small flea-bites to the bottom edge of the shade. When the shade is insitu this is not noticed at all. The piece has authentic antique patina. The patina is natural and authentic unlike the simulated patina you sometimes see on new deities coming out of China these days. This piece presents beautifully and I see no reason why it won’t last forever if you look after it. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements. Height- cm. Across- cm. Weight- grams and grams. Read our 1190+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe my items as accurately as I can and I 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.
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