Background Info and Provenance
A LARGE Vicke Lindstrand Dark Magic vase engraved to the base (17.5cm in height). This larger size (LH 1606) is very hard to find and is the third one I’ve seen in Australia in 17 years of trading. When packed this piece weighs over 2kg which makes them costly to bring into Australia. Dark Magic vases are valued by Judith Miller at $US500-$US550 each in her reference book “20thCentury Glass” (approx. AU $620). This vase was designed in 1958 and has become a design classic. Today Vicke Lindstrand’s work is some of the most highly collectable mid-century glass in the world.
His designs have a supposed simplicity that always make you do a double-take. The Dark Magic design is aptly named. It has a magical quality and changes depending on the lighting and angle you view it. Sometimes you’re seeing crescent moons that are light in colour, at other times they’re dark. There are times you think you’re looking into the night sky and others into the deepest caverns of the ocean. Sometimes it looks black, others it looks blue and others, purple. (This is because it’s tinted crystal- not glass.)
This piece was made by Bengt Heinz with a bent glassblowing pipe that he developed for creating these off-centre pieces. The design is shown in the 1959 Kosta catalogue. I remember reading somewhere about the fame Bengt Heinz came to receive for his work and how this was unusual because usually the accolades were reserved for designers.
HAND-MADE art that’s European and over 50 years old is virtually never found in Australia. The last one of these I had (back in 2012) sold immediately. This piece is one to be passed from one generation to the next. The design captivates just as much today as it did back then. Investing in vintage designs is not only a smart investment financially but also helps lower your carbon footprint.
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 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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