Background Info and Provenance
This listing is for the BLUE & GREEN ceramic vase with raised decorative elements only shown in every photo. The others are available separately. At the time of writing, the full group display is also available. The full group would be $360 for all 4 pieces SHOWN IN THE FIRST PHOTO. If you have interest in a full group let us know and we’ll list it for you.
(Written in 2018)
A large vintage 1960’s West German Pottery Vase from BAY KERAMIK. These vases in the Rimini Blu colours (first done by Bitossi) are really hard to find- I think this is the first one I’ve seen in Australia (I bought it in from Europe). Brown, tan, and orange are easy to find- red becomes harder- the blue and green ones are very difficult to get. This would look brilliant in a group display as shown in the photos. (This full group is available at the time of writing- all 4 vintage pieces would be $360.) The base of this piece is marked with the form number- 98-25. I love the artistic decoration of the piece. The raised decorative elements have an almost Egyptian-feel but the colours are in stark contrast giving it an oceanic quality. I feel as though I’m transported under the sea when I look at this one- seaweeds and waves- bubbles and simmering life. It was meant to go into an apartment near the beach that I was commissioned to renovate and style but unfortunately, I couldn’t find a spot for it. There are a lot of West German pots out there- not many like this though. And there’s a huge band of avid West German pottery collectors out there- with good reason. I think this piece is at least as appealing as Bitossi pottery (more in some ways).
Bay Keramik was started by Eduard Bay in 1933- this company is steeped in tradition. Some of their art production continued into the 1980s. They released a plethora of striking works during their 50-year history. Bay’s best-known designer was Bodo Mans and this piece is attributed to him.
The real beauty of owning retro pottery is knowing these hand-made pieces won’t be in vogue for a few years or even just one season before ending up as landfill- this piece has survived about 50 years already. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and our environment.
This piece is in excellent condition considering its age and travels. There are NO repairs, NO chips and NO damage. It will have minor signs of use (it’s about 50 years old) but there’s nothing that’s noticeable or warrants a specific mention. There is light crazing to the piece- this crazing is average or less than what I normally see in a vintage pottery/ceramic piece of this age. The piece presents extremely well.
Measurements: Height – 25cm; Width - 13cm at its widest; Weight - 0.88kg. (This is a good-sized piece.) Read my 1200+ eBay feedback comments (ALL for VINTAGE furniture/decorative art SALES- 100 or so are from repeat customers). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all 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.
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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