Background Info and Provenance
A ceramic/pottery “Thinking Man” done by Ellis in the 1960’s. The work of Ellis still stands alone as far as Australian ceramic design is concerned. Their ability to communicate emotion through design is something that is rarely seen in pottery but Ellis did it consistently. The stylized and flowing form of this piece ties in with the meditative stance of the figure. The man is lost in thought and the form of the piece is also lost- lost in motion- there’s no start and no end. Apart from the meditative quality I love that an Australian maker has created it and the skill it shows is right up there with the best in the world. The work of Ellis is highly acclaimed in Australia and deservedly so.
The design of this piece is timeless and today over 40 years later it’s as popular as ever. I can’t see why Ellis won’t always be sought after by collectors and the Thinking Man is one of their best designs. This piece is vintage and has been crafted to a large extent by hand- there are very few better ways to invest in your home and in our environment.
Condition and Dimensions
This piece is in excellent condition considering his age. There are NO cracks, NO repairs and NO damage at all. He presents brilliantly. He has some crazing but this is only noticed when you inspect the piece very closely. Some degree of crazing is to be expected of vintage Ellis. He has a height of about 25cm and measures 18cm long and 15cm across. (This is a substantial piece.) Read my 950+ 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.
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