This listing is for the yellow and blue striped squat vase shown in EVERY photo only. The others are available separately-
VINTAGE (1960’s) Tall White and Green Feathered Vase. Italian 1960’s Opalina Fiorentina. These are quite rare and I’ve never seen another one in these colours. Excellent condition- $129
Kosta Boda Vase with Trees, Birds and Green Meadow- SOLD!
Vibrant Blue and White Mdina Fish or Axe Head Vase. Signed- “Mdina 1986”. RARE piece and even rarer to get a vintage one that’s dated as well- $209 (THERE IS A SEPARATE LISTING FOR THIS PIECE. USE OUR SEARCH BOX TO FIND IT QUICKLY!)
Background Info and Provenance
A SIGNED art glass vase by the studios of MDINA GLASS in Malta. I love the complexity of this design- the vibrant colours add to the intrigue of the piece. This one has the flowing Mdina signature on the base so it’s most likely an early Mdina piece- very likely late-1970’s.
These pieces with the swirls of ocean colours intermingled with drifting seaweed are hard to get in Australia- Mdina pieces have found a band of collectors in Australia and this is only set to continue (Mdina is still undervalued here).
Upon close inspection it’s obvious all Mdina pieces are made by artist hands and not pumped out of a factory by the thousands. Mdina Glass has etched a place into the history of international art-glass and this place will only become stronger in coming years. (In fact, it’s becoming stronger as I write- values have increased in the last 5 years.) The distinctive hand-made quality of Mdina and its resemblance to the ocean is always finding new fans meaning this piece is not only stunning but a strong investment. Above all, the beauty of these pieces is knowing they’ll have a good chance of outliving us all- vintage Mdina Glass will continue to tell stories after most modern decor has ended up as landfill. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition and has been well looked-after. It has NO chips, NO cracks or repairs. It's vintage so has a couple of very minor signs of use but nothing that warrants a specific mention. It displays very well. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Height- 14.5cm. Across- 12cm. It weighs a substantial 934 grams. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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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 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.
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