The Mdina “Cut-Ice” Lollipop Vase. Our prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars (AU$245 is approx. $185 AMERICAN dollars). THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ART GLASS PIECE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST GROUP PHOTO (the blue and yellow one- shown in every photo).
This piece will be priced at $229 for ONE DAY ONLY at the first iNVISeDGE exhibition to be held at the Iwan Bookshop and Cafe in New Farm, BRISBANE. Date to be announced via iNVISeDGE shortly.
Others available in the group photos with prices-
Mdina Vibrant-Blue and White Axe Vase (on right). SEE OUR SEPARATE LISTING. AU$209. This piece will be priced at $189 for ONE DAY ONLY at the first iNVISeDGE exhibition to be held at the Iwan Bookshop and Cafe in New Farm, BRISBANE. Date to be announced via iNVISeDGE shortly.
Holmegaard Light-Blue with White Casing Chimney Vase / Candleholder. AU$195. This piece will be priced at $179 for ONE DAY ONLY at the first iNVISeDGE exhibition- see above for details.
Tallest Piece. Empoli Decanter / Genie Bottle (Big Bubbles, No Troubles) in deep blue. c. 1960’s MADE IN ITALY embossed to the base. Amazing RARE shape and colour! AU$310. This piece will be $285 for ONE DAY ONLY at the first iNVISeDGE exhibition- see above for details.
Wave Squat Vase. Hand-created and SIGNED by Australian artist Kent Le Grand. AU$275. This piece will be $240 for ONE DAY ONLY at the first iNVISeDGE exhibition- see above for details.
Squat Bulbous “Clouds” Vase Hand-crafted and SIGNED by Australian artist Setsuko Ogishi. Price for this one hasn’t been set yet. Enquire if you have interest in this one.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2021)
THIS DESCRITION IS NOT FINISHED YET- this listing will be updated shortly
This particular Mdina design, made in the 1970’s or early-1980’s, is not easy to find and one of their most sought-after. The piece is signed (as shown in the photos) solidifying the investment. The Mdina flowing script on the base also indicates it’s a vintage Mdina piece (newer pieces were signed differently).
Upon close inspection it’s obvious this piece is HAND-made (like all Mdina pieces) and not mass-produced by machines. The individualistic quality of all Mdina pieces is what attracts the collectors- glass-making techniques of yesteryear are a dying art and the vintage stuff that survives (and attracts collectors) increases in value over time. This art-glass piece has already been around for about 40 years and been much admired. The beauty of Mdina pieces is knowing they have a good chance of outliving us all- art glass like this will continue to tell stories after machine-made, modern decor has ended up as landfill. There’s no better way to invest in your home and in our environment.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with NO damage to report at all. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs, NO damage. It’s in brilliant vintage condition. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Height cm and cm across. Weight- grams. This is a substantial piece. Read our 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that we strive to describe all our items as accurately as we can and 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 the 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 also 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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