This Vintage Kosta Glass piece SOLD through iNVISeDGE for AU$255 back in 2013. NOTE- the price is in Australian dollars which is significantly less than American Dollars. Today in 2019 I’d price it at more (about AU$290) IF I found another. SOLD- NOT available.
NOTE- THIS LISTING PRICE IS FOR THE THICK BLUE VASE ONLY (IN THE MIDDLE- shown in every photo). ANY OTHERS SHOWN IN THE GROUP SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY AND PROVIDED TO GIVE A RELATIVE FEEL FOR THE COLOUR AND SIZE OF THE PIECE.
Background Info and Provenance
A VINTAGE Kosta vase engraved to the base (Kosta SS 5164) by Mona Morales-Schildt. SS is the Kosta designer code for Mona Morales-Schildt cut glass/crystal pieces. This piece was designed in the late 1950’s. It forms part of the Ventana series (window in Italian) which she is best known for.
This is a rare piece of history by a highly-esteemed artist and there’s something about vintage Kosta (Boda) I can’t go past. The piece itself is intriguing. Two faces are flat but rounded. Morales-Schildt designs are interesting in that they’re quite restrained and seemingly simple but there’s a complexity in the way light refracts within the crystal and on the surfaces of the piece. The complex refraction becomes the ornateness of the design and the design itself needs only be simple for the best effect.
At the time this was ground-breaking stuff- today it still gets noticed. This is a stand-alone piece- it doesn’t need anything around it to prop it up and for that reason (and the complexity of the work involved) it fetches significantly more than a lot of mid-century glass. Sometimes less really is more.
In Australia, this should be worth more. I have never seen one on offer in Australia and I visit the mid-century design shops in Sydney and Melbourne when I’m there. I have priced this piece to sell so I can buy the next inspiring thing.
This piece is signed with Kosta SS 5164. It did have the Kosta vinyl label on it but this was removed long ago. The piece still has the sticky residue of where the label was and I have left this as is. This could easily be washed off if desired.
The work of Mona Morales-Schildt is highly regarded and I believe will only continue to increase in value as you get to enjoy the piece. I’ve seen pieces in the Ventana series priced at AU $1420- this vouches for the collectability of this series and the work of Morales-Schildt. This piece is one to be passed from one generation to the next. The design captivates just as much today as it ever has. Instead of adding to global pollution consider buying hand-made vintage pieces- there are very few better ways you can invest in your home and reduce landfill.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with no damage to report at all. NO cracks, NO chips, NO noticeable damage. The piece is a little dirty inside which could probably be washed out- it doesn’t spoil the piece so I left it as is. This item has a height of about 10.5cm and measures 8.5cm across at its widest. Read my 1100+ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). 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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