Background Information and Provenance
An art glass vase made BY HAND by one of Europe most celebrated art glass factories, Orrefors. This is a really rare piece. I love the opalescent effect- it glows and the feathering is stunning. It has a free-flowing, expressive essence but also shows a very high level of technical skill.
Orrefors Glassworks was founded in 1889 and for over 130 years, has provided the world with some of the most inspiring art glass ever seen. Many of the most exclusive and collectable glass pieces come from the Orrefors glassworks in Sweden. Some Orrefors Ariel / Graal vases by the likes of Edvin Ohrstrom, Simon Gate, Eva Hoglund and Sven Palmqvist are worth well over AU $10 000. I’ve seen several for over AU $25 000.
This opalescent piece is certainly RARE. I’ve seen only one photo of this design online- on a high-end mid-century website in Europe in their sold inventory. I decided to trawl the world for another and even went through every Orrefors glass listing on ebay at the time (worldwide)- ALL 5000! There are NONE others of these for sale at all and I doubt another will be seen in Australia again. That’s about as good an investment as you’ll ever get.
Orrefors is one of the leading companies in the Scandinavian Modernism movement (along with Kosta Boda) and is revered by collectors for the fine craftsmanship and innovation of its stunning art glass. When others have lost favour and ended up as landfill this vintage HAND-MADE piece (that I guess is about 40 years old) will be passed onto another generation, a symbol that when something has been done well with creativity, thought and by the hands of PEOPLE (and not machines) it will live in. There are 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.
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