The listing price is for the blue and gold leaf free-form Murano piece shown in every photo and is in AUSTRALIAN dollars. $99AUD is significantly less in American dollars.
Other pieces in the group photo still AVAILABLE-
Largest Blue & White Iridescent Vase (Blue Splash) SIGNED by Robert Eickholt USA- SEE SEPARATE iNVISeDGE Listing (Use the Search Box)- $340 AUD
White with Yellow Flowers Iridescent Vase by Richard Goulding OKRA UK SIGNED- To Be Decided (about $290 AUD)
Clear Electric-Blue Crystal Vase. c. 1950’s Swedish- $179 AUD (currently, this price is subject to change as I might find out more about it). It’s an absolute stunner and a real favourite here!
Please enquire if you have interest in any of the other art glass pieces shown in the group photos.
Background Info and Provenance
A stunning vintage art-glass piece with the original 1950’s blue and gold Murano art glass piece. (This listing price is for the smallest Murano piece only.) Exceptional vintage Murano is getting harder to get- anything that’s out of the ordinary is very sought-after. I LOVE this one! I found it at a time when I needed absolutely no more art glass but just couldn’t resist it. If you read any of my listings, you’ll know I very rarely say that the photos don’t do the piece justice but in this case I will VERY confidently make that statement. It’s definitely MUCH more incredible in person. I currently have it on a window-sill with lots of other amazing things in the same area- I find myself staring at this one a lot. It’s stunning- there’s no other word. The way the light shimmers through the piece (and plays off the gold) is mesmerizing.
This one incorporates all THREE techniques which bought Murano artists of the 1950’s so much acclaim. The gold-leaf adventurine technique is astounding. There’s so much gold in this one it glitters and shines. But what really makes for a truly captivating piece is the incorporation of the bullicante technique. This bubbling technique is used to perfection here. Just look at the way it plays with the gold leaf. What I love about the bullicante technique here is that it’s free-form (just like the shape). This adds to the appeal- this piece has an artistic flow you rarely see in art-glass (even in most other Murano art glass from the era). The bullicante seems to exaggerate the free-form shape and the overall spontaneity reflected here. I could go on but I’ll spare you lol …
I’m not sure who it’s by- it was certainly done by a Murano Master who operated in Murani, Italy in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Barovier & Toso comes to mind first. It really looks like their work to me but it’s hard to be sure. Alfredo Barbini has also come to mind and Fulvio Bianconi is an outside possibility. I don’t really care- I saw it on a shelf at an antique shop and it grabbed me immediately … and still does. But my art collection is always a revolving door. I can’t stay in business if I hold onto anything. (I’ve made a few allowances for small furniture pieces but my art glass collection comes and goes … like everything in life. Make no mistake though, this one will be missed when after gets passed onto the next “custodian”.)
Investing in VINTAGE art glass is a smart way to go. VINTAGE art glass has sky-rocketed in value since COVID-lockdowns. Let’s hope something good comes out of COVID and people are inspired to HAND-create incredible ONE-OFF art glass pieces for us once again. There’s no better way I can think of to invest in your home and the future of our environment. Investing in VINTAGE pieces is an important way of reducing landfill and your carbon footprint. It’s a win for everyone including LOCAL SMALL business. Every time you invest in a vintage item offered by iNVISeDGE you’re also supporting various SMALL family-run LOCAL businesses.
The price of this one is subject to change depending on my stock situation. Also vintage art glass has been increasing value quickly over the last couple of years. It is likely that values will continue to appreciate as well.
This vintage piece is about 60 years old and in excellent vintage condition. NO chips, NO cracks, NO noticeable damage. It may have a couple of very minor signs of use but certainly nothing that's noticed. It presents VERY well. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Blue Gold Leaf Murano. Measurements. Height- a touch more than 8cm. Across- approx 12cm. Weight- 624 grams. Read my 1200+ feedback comments on ebay (ALL positive, spanning 18+ years and about 100 or so are from repeat customers). This gives you full assurance that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can.
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 15 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 18 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 18 years of trading we have over 1200 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 work out something else with you.
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