AU $215 for the multi-coloured Palatnik bird ONLY. SOLD for $215 in the first HOUR it was listed in our NEWLY LISTED Section (August 2020). NOTE- our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS! Any dollar figure given on this website will be SIGNIFICANTLY LESS IN AMERICAN DOLLARS! Items are posted from Morayfield area, North Brisbane (AUSTRALIA) at cost price plus $3 for packing materials. This listing has also been uploaded for people wishing to SELL similar Palatnik pieces.


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AU $215 for the multi-coloured Palatnik bird ONLY. Sorry SOLD in August 2020 in the first HOUR it was listed- NEWLY LISTED Category.

NOTE- our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS! Any dollar figures given are SIGNIFICANTLY LESS IN AMERICAN DOLLARS! Items are posted from Morayfield area, North Brisbane (AUSTRALIA) at cost price plus $3 for packing materials. We regularly visit electrical stores and take away (sort / store) their packing materials BEFORE it ends up as landfill. The $3 fee only offsets a small part of the real cost to do this. This listing has also been uploaded for people wishing to sell similar Palatnik pieces.

Background Info and Provenance

A GOOD-SIZED Perspex bird sculpture by famous Brazilian inventor and artist, Abraham Palatnik. At 22cm in length, this is larger than the majority of Palatnik sculptures out there. Most are around 10cm in size. This is a favourite of mine and has been on display at home for years. I just love Palatnik’s work!

Palatnik invented this concept in the 1960’s and he since created a swarm of celebrated designs. Known as kinechromatic art, this bird was created by infusing two pieces of acrylic together. On one, the patterning of the piece is screen-printed BY HAND and the other is infused on top; therefore the decoration is contained within the Perspex (as opposed to being painted on the surface). This technique helps make Palatnik’s pieces highly collectable as the decoration can’t be damaged- with normal handling, the piece will look as it does today for decades (probably centuries) to come.

Palatnik’s figures became highly collectable after high profile interior designers in America (such as Jonathan Adler) started showcasing his sculptures in various interiors. This piece is signed with the distinctive Pal signature. In Australia these figures have never been retailed and are basically impossible to find. I’ve seen a handful of Palatnik sculptures in the flesh in 19+ years of being in this business.

After most modern home décor has ended up as landfill, this bird will float into another person’s life, telling more stories as it goes. Palatnik’s work is an inspiration and has INCREASED MARKEDLY in value since they were made made. I saw one recently with the original store price label from the 1950’s- it cost $8 back in the day and sold on that website for over $250- what an earner! All the while people have enjoyed having the stunning piece in their homes. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.


This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with NO noticeable condition flaws to report at all. NO chips, NO cracks, NO repairs. It may have a couple of very minor signs of use but nothing that’s noticed. It presents extremely well and for the age of the piece. It's a great example. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements. Length- 22cm. Height- 9.5cm. Weight- 209grams. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Read my 1100+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/glass SALES). 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 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 15 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 17 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 17 years of trading we have earned 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On occasions CASH payment when you collect your item may also be available. Confirm prior to purchase if you need this. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other payment methods are available but problematic and may incur additional fees. Tell us prior to purchase if you are unable to feel 100% confident with our trading history and payment methods so we can negotiate something else with you.
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