This piece sold through iNVISeDGE for $219 in 2019. If I found another one of these I’d price it at at least $219 again.
Background Info and Provenance
A Jema cat figure made in Holland in the 1960’s. This is a substantial piece, measuring about 26cm in height. This piece is engraved, Jema Holland 616. This piece mimics the famous (and very collectable) Rimini Blu colourway released by Bitossi (Italy) in the 1950’s. Jema did copies of some Bitossi animals (which have become almost as popular as the Bitossi ones) but this design is their own- I love it! Sleek and stylish and the face is beautiful. Some of their cat designs look like they’ve been hit on the head with a frying pan or like they’re on psychedelic drugs or something (which I suspect is why they are collectable too). This one however has a very endearing, friendly look.
The Jema cats in the Rimini Blu colourway are extremely rare- I don’t think I’ve ever come across one before (after 17 years in this business)- much rarer than Bitossi cats and Bitossi cats are fetching about AU $450 at the moment.
This is a smart investment. The collector websites for Jema pieces are starting to pop up in Europe now. Jema has a huge repertoire of interesting designs (in the thousands) and this adds to the investment appeal. The real beauty of owning this Jema cat 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 has survived 50 years and for the last 17 years I’ve been in this business Jema has been highly sought-after (especially the bulls, cats and horses). There’s no better way to invest in your home and the future of our environment. If you need a change in the future, sell it because I can’t see why this Jema piece won’t be at least as valuable in the future as it is today. (We would always accept a piece like this in iNVISeDGE to sell under consignment.)
This cat is in excellent condition considering her age and travels. There are NO cracks, repairs, chips or damage. The piece has consistent crazing all over (as shown in the photos). This does not affect the piece in any way (except cosmetically) and I actually like the crazing. It verifies this is an authentic vintage piece and gives the piece it’s vintage character. Many makers are actually using a finish these days to mimic the crazing of vintage pieces. This is most definitely a vintage piece though- not new. The coin slot shows signs of use to be expected- but only if you peer closely inside the slot. From the outside on display the slot area presents well. ___
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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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