All our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS which is significantly less in US $.
Background Info and Provenance
A large vintage pottery pig made in the 1960’s and marked “Italy” to the base. This piece was crafted and decorated BY HAND and displays a high degree of design and technical skill. It’s a coin-box (piggy-bank) and has the original cork stopper to the base. I love the hand-crafted essence of this one. It’s obvious the clay has been hand-worked- the ears, legs and tail have all been shaped by hand and expertly joined to the body by hand. I also love the hand-painted decoration- it’s free-flowing and exuberant- again obvious it has come from the hands and heart of a person and not a machine.
The khaki colouring contrasts well with the vibrant blues- this piece has a happy pop of colour that all retro pottery is famous for but they’re earthy colours- these are the colours of the sky, forests and ocean so this piece would nestle well into any space where you’re trying to bring the view outside your windows into your space. This piece easily competes with Bitossi’s designs but the hand-painted decoration has more technical skill than Bitossi pieces. I recently saw a Bitossi pig sell on ebay for AU $450 which makes this piece a no-brainer investment as well. This piece is of the same era and because it’s marked to the base it has the same investment appeal as Bitossi pieces.
This VINTAGE pottery piece has been telling stories for around 60 years and has already proven itself to supersede trends. I can’t see it ever going out of style- anything vintage that has been made by hand and displays high artistic merit will always be sought-after. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce landfill.
This pig is in excellent condition considering her age and travels. There are NO cracks, NO repairs and NO chips. She has a few very minor signs of use and age but nothing at all that warrants a mention. The piece has some very feint crazing as you’d expect of any vintage pottery piece- this is of no significance to the structure or display of the piece and has been mentioned for total accuracy only. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Height- 13cm. Length- 14cm. Weight- 300 grams. (It’s a good-sized item.) Read my 1200+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/decorative art SALES and 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.
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 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 19 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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