Background Info and Provenance
A GOOD-SIZED Italian art glass vase that’s been HAND-WORKED with latticino and gold dust. The workmanship shown in this piece is awe-inspiring. It’s been delicately worked with a level of detail not often seen. I love the hand-worked edges that ebb and flow down each side like water gurgling over rocks. The gold dust (adventurine) used in these sections adds glamour- this is Italian workmanship at its finest. It’s the first latticino piece I’ve sold (after 15 years of trading). Latticino pieces are difficult to find on a worldwide platform but very seldom come up in Australia. Murano pieces are flying under the radar at the moment (this is way under the price of its real value)- look at this workmanship- just incredible!
The piece dates to the 1940’s and was done by Venini, Fratelli Toso or Avem. I’ve been studying art-glass (buying, selling, researching) for 15 years- I’m 100% certain this is a Murano piece. These were not signed but labelled. The label was big (and usually red) and on such finely made / delicate pieces the label looks terrible so it’s no wonder the majority were removed over the years. I guarantee it’s authentic vintage Murano.
I love its hand-made quality- once you look closely it’s obvious this has come from the hands of a person and not a machine. The broken pontil underneath cements this. It’s free-form look means you can picture the artist working the piece as it’s taking shape. This energy is obvious as soon as you experience the piece closer.
It’s cheap to buy glass décor off the shelves of Department stores but when we do we’re saying that artist’s jobs are best given to machines and should be taken off people. There are people the world over bursting to create art for us- give them a chance by investing in hand-made pieces. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce 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! Credit Card payments are also available. Payments by Credit Card incur an additional fee of 2% to cover the fees the bank charge us. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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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