$450.00

Our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS- AU$450 (or about $320 AMERICAN). Can be posted INTERNATIONALLY from North BRISBANE at cost price plus $3 for packing materials and boxing. We regularly visit an electrical store and take away their used packing material before it ends up as landfill. This listing also appears for people wishing to sell a piece of this calibre through iNVISeDGE. (Approx 10% commission fee for regular sellers of decorative arts pieces. 18.5% for one-off sellers.) Use the contact information on our Home page.

 

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Description

Our prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars (which is significantly less in US dollars).  

Background Info and Provenance

(Written in 2022. Some information may be time-sensitive.)

A LARGE Italian 1960’s pottery bull (almost 28cm long and very tall as well.) I’m pretty sure this one is done by Alvino Bagni. I’ve seen a couple of his animals with ITALY printed in paint to the underside like this one. I’m not entirely sure but it’s definitely of the callibre of a Bagni piece- it’s certainly Italian and vintage. I think what really works here is the intriguing contrasts at play. The overall shape is stylish and sophisticated- it almost has a Danish-modern feel to it; but the glaze is the sheer opposite. The surface-treatment is almost tribal and archaeological with its earthy tones and rough textured look. This is truly an inspiring piece of art by a very talented artist. I love the contrasts in the colours as well- the deep background colour with the splotches of bright yellow adds some sunniness to the piece.

It’d be a perfect gift for someone under the Taurus star-sign.

The Italy stamp to the underside gives the piece irrefutable history and investment appeal. There’s a Bagni bull with a similar amount of handiwork in it on 1stdibs at the moment for a staggering AU$3887! (See the screenshot provided.) Another Italian bull by Bruno Gambone was recently bid up to AU$1525 on ebay. At my price, this is an obvious investment- I believe it will easily gain value in the near future. (In the right gallery it could be sold for double this right now).

This bull is a unique shape and beautifully made- I’ve never come across another one exactly like it. This piece is a lot rarer than virtually every vintage Italian pottery piece and has at least the same degree of handiwork (but probably more).

The real beauty of owning a vintage HAND-crafted piece like this, is knowing it won’t be in vogue for just a season or even a couple of years before ending up as landfill. This piece will continue to be handed down through the generations gathering more stories as it passes hands. There’s no better way I can think of to invest in your home and reduce landfill.

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This vintage piece is in great condition for its age with no condition flaws to report at all. NO chips, NO repairs, NO cracks from mishandling. It presents extremely well. There is a small degree of roughness to one horn which I believe is NOT damage but part of the creation process. The glaze goes over this horn in the same way it does for the rest of the piece. This is inconsequential and not noticeable- it does not affect the piece at all. The piece has been extremely well looked-after. The ITALY on the underside is missing the letter I. This is simply because the artist didn't judge how much of the underside should be left unglazed to accommodate the stamp. The hole underneath is part of the creation process and is meant to be that way- that part is not damaged at all. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements. Length- 27.5cm. Height- 21.5cm at its highest. Weight-784 grams. It’s a substantial piece. Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/pottery/glass SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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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