This piece SOLD for AU$165 in 2013. NOTE- our prices are in Australian Dollars- AU$165 is significantly less in American Dollars.
NOTE- THIS LISTING IS FOR THE CRYSTAL squirrel ONLY (shown in every photo). ANY OTHERS SHOWN IN THE GROUP SHOT ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY AND PROVIDED TO GIVE A RELATIVE FEEL FOR THE COLOUR AND SIZE OF THE PIECE.
Provenance and Background Information
A VINTAGE crystal squirrel by highly esteemed Japanese artist, Denji Takeuchi. It’s my understanding that these pieces were designed by Takeuchi in the early 1980’s. The piece bears the Sasaki Crystal Japan label.
This piece is intriguing. It amazes me that something so seemingly simple can attract so much attention. But Takeuchi is a master creator and it’s his eye for detail that creates such inspiring pieces of design. The front edge of this piece is crisp and defined but the back edge is rounded and indistinguishable. The crystal has extraordinary refractive properties but I believe the mix of crisp and indistinct edges contributes to the way the light refracts within the piece. This refraction becomes the ornateness of the design so the design itself has to appear simple for best effect.
These days Takeuchi is a world-famous artist and sculptor. I’ve had several of Takeuchi’s pieces over the years and each time I research him I find inspiring pieces of work from high-end auction houses that rarely give out prices. His work is also included in highly-regarded international galleries and museums- some of his pieces are valued in the tens of thousands. This is a solid investment piece on an international platform.
Instead of adding to global pollution consider investing in vintage pieces- there are very few better ways you can invest in your home and our environment.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with no noticeable damage to report. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs. The piece is vintage so it has minor signs of use but nothing that’s noticed or spoils the piece. This item has a height of about 9cm and measures about 7.5cm across at its widest. Read my 1100+ eBay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design 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.
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