Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2018).
A LARGE art-glass vase HAND-CREATED by highly-acclaimed Italian glassworks, Mazzega. I love feel of this piece- it almost looks like an underwater wonderworld with coloured fish streaking past, drifting jellyfish and of course sunlight glittering on the ocean surface above. I love how the decoration is indistinct so that the splotches of the reverse side create dark shadows on the front. The piece has depth and though at first glance it looks similar to other art-glass out there it stands apart the longer you experience it.
Mazzega has earned an enviable position in the art-glass world- some of their chandeliers fetch AU $20 000 and more. Their art-glass vases are rare- various internet sources say they were done by Master, Fulvio Bianconi though I’d say others also contributed over the years. The Mazzega glassworks started in 1946 and still operates to this day. Mazzega is an institution on the island of Murano in Italy and attracts thousands of visitors each year. I’ve seen recent Mazzega pieces with the Vetri Murano label on which GUARANTEES that Mazzega art glass is created from traditional artistic methods born and developed over a thousand years in the island of Murano. Only companies producing artistic glass on the island of Murano can apply for the Vetri trademark. This guarantees the quality and HAND-MADE craftsmanship of their art. This piece was made before the late 1980’s because it doesn’t have the Vetri label. I’ve included a screenshot in this listing of another Mazzega piece I found online that has an identical label to this one. The ribboning/inclamo technique used in that vase was most popular in the 1960’s- my feeling is that the piece on offer here is also late 1960’s. It certainly has some age to it.
This type of thing is virtually never found in Australia. I’ve never seen another like it. It would be accepted by most high-end auction houses operating in Australia. But at the end of the day if you’re going to invest in art it has to speak to you and inspire you. This HAND-MADE piece has already inspired people for around 40 to 50 years and after much modern home décor has ended up as landfill it will be passed onto another generation. I believe there’s no better way to invest in your home and our environment.
(THIS LISTING PRICE IS FOR ONE BLUE VASE ONLY with splotches of colours. THE PIECE SHOWN IN EVERY PHOTO.)
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.
Click on "About iNVISeDGE" at the top of this page to find out more about iNVISeDGE.