$240.00

Currently AVAILABLE for sale from North Brisbane for AU $240 (approx. USD $170). This piece can be posted INTERNATIONALLY at cost price PLUS $3 for professional packing using recycled packing materials. We pick-up clean, used packing materials from an electrical retail store before it ends up as landfill. This listing also appears for people wishing to SELL similar vintage decorative arts pieces in iNVISeDGE. Our commission fees for decorative arts pieces are 5% to 18.5% depending on how much of our time you need. 

 

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Description

AU $240 price is for the FOREST GREEN genie bottle with “Wax-Drip” pattern only. Prices of others available (at time of writing)…

  • Olive Green Genie Bottle with wave design. MADE IN ITALY embossed to the base. (Olive Green is also very hard to get compared to ALL the other green colours)- AU $245
  • Bulbous Onion Genie Bottle. (Shapes like this are hard to get.) AU $195
  • Smaller VINTAGE Green Genie Bottle with Aztec Pattern. MADE IN ITALY on base- AU $220

(NOTE- our prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars– significantly LESS in American dollars. ALSO our prices are never fixed because the value of vintage pieces constantly goes up. (Prices quoted for the 3 decanters in the list above may increase without notice.)

Background Info and Provenance

(Written in 2022. Some information (eg. values) will be time sensitive.)

A vintage green genie bottle made in Italy in the 1960’s. This one is in a RARE deep-forest green colour. Virtually all are in a mid-green colour. It looks amazing in a collection of other vintage genie bottles in different sizes and shades of green.

This particular Empoli decanter is a great investment because it has “Made in Italy” EMBOSSED TO THE BASE (as shown in our photo). Replicas of these bottles have recently been released but the Italy mark (and wax-drip pattern) guarantees this is an AUTHENTIC vintage piece. This piece has very strong investment appeal- values of these have constantly gone up in the last 25 years (and massively too). These genie bottles are mould-blown and have become an icon of the era. This one is particularly striking. The “Wax-drip” pattern and sleek tapered shape offers a contrast to the more-common ones with the diamond (hobnail) texture.

The investment appeal of these is a no-brainer. These are must-haves in an retro-inspired interior. These pieces are now almost 60 years old. As pieces get lost or broken, values can only continue to go up (as there will be less and less around). I’ve seen first-hand how the value of these keep increasing. Before I continue here, remember that values of authentic vintage genie bottles vary considerably depending on the colour. I saw a red one priced at AU $1800 last year (!) I went through my records and sold a red one back in 2011 for AU $400- wish I’d held onto it! I sold a green one back in 2013 for only $95! I’ve not seen an authentic GREEN genie bottle for sale in Australia (the good ones that collectors want) for less than $240 for some time now!

The good ones are getting really hard to get. I came across less than 10 good ones for sale on ebay at the time of writing. Two of the green ones were priced over AU $1000 EACH! One was a staggering AU $1500! (See the screenshots in this listing.) I was shocked! Some ebay sellers obviously have absolutely no idea what they’re doing but this also helps to verify that these vintage pieces are very collectable. These ebay sellers may say that theirs is worth more because it’s frosted … ah sorry, NO green genie bottle is worth over AU $650 (as at 2022). Value is dependent of rarity and the frosted ones can’t be too rare because ebay Australia has 2 frosted green ones for sale at the time of writing. Values of these will continue to climb in the future and will certainly go over AU $1000 each in future years (perhaps in about 20 or 30 years I’d say, certainly not for awhile).

These decanters were inspired by the “I Dream of Jeannie” TV series that ran through the mid-1960’s. They were made in Italy at the time in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes.

After many of today’s décor items have ended up as landfill, this 50 to 60-year-old piece will be handed onto yet another generation to tell a whole new swarm of stories to. There is no better way I can think of to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint. Investing in authentic vintage décor pieces is a smart way to go- within about 5 years these can only continue to increase in value.

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This genie bottle is in excellent condition. There are NO cracks, NO repairs, NO chips, NO noticeable damage. This one is in excellent condition with light signs of use to be expected of any vintage glass piece. Near the bottom there is a small knock. It is not noticeable- I had to circle it in one photo so you could see what I am talking about. The original cork insert in the stopper is in good condition for the age of the piece but is stuck in the neck of the bottle. This does not affect the piece AT ALL- the stopper sits in tightly and can not fall out with normal handling. (I've seen this a few times before with these vintage pieces- it is not unusual.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements. Height- 57cm. Across- 10cm at its widest. Weight- 1147 grams. Read my 1200+ 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 that are not in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from Fortitude Valley, BRISBANE. 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 - $24, Medium Vase- around $22 - $26, 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 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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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