PETER GOSS art glass vase – AU $135. (ALL iNVISeDGE prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars.)
IMPORTANT NOTE! In 2021, I value this vase at AU $179 (Peter’s work has steadily appreciated in value over the years, particularly in the last 8 years). I found this piece for cheap (in an antique centre- I don’t think they saw the signature!) so I’m giving my buyer a good deal as well.
Background Info and Provenance
(Predominantly written in 2018 but updated in 2021.)
A HAND-MADE Peter Goss vase engraved to the base, Peter Goss / PSG260 87. (I’m pretty certain the 87 is the year of production- 1987). Peter Goss is known as a leading Australian glass artist and the first glass artist to set up a studio in Queensland. He originally trained at the Jam Factory in Adelaide when Sam Herman was creative director (from 1974 to 1977). He then went on to set up the Paraison Glass Studio (PSG) in 1981 at Tewantin (near Noosa, Queensland).
I love the free-flowing essence of all of Goss’ work. It’s obvious his pieces have come from the hands and hearts of a PERSON and are not mass-produced by machines. I also love the feeling this piece evokes in me. This one reminds me of a day at the beach and in the ocean. I see crashing waves, the sun reflecting off the wide expanse of blue, the sand … near the end of the day I am snorkelling, spotting colourful fish, seaweed and jellyfish drifting by. This one tells a narrative (in my eyes at anyway) so this adds to the appeal and investment appeal on offer here. And it’s a very solid investment at this price. The work of Peter is highly-collected and has constantly appreciated in value for the full 20 years I’ve been in this business (and very noticeably so over the last 5 years).
Peter Goss wrote around 2014, “I finished blowing glass in 1991 because the financial strain became too much. It used to cost me a $1,000 a month to run the studio in gas back in those days! I am currently retired and enjoy painting in water colour, drawing in pencil, and am in the process of writing a children’s book for 10 to 12 year olds entitled The Amazing Adventures of Tin Lid.”
“The works of Peter Goss are prized when they come onto the market,” (taken from an online message board on art glass). Google, ” Peter Goss Glass ” and if you dig a little, you’ll see some amazing pieces of work by this talented Australian artist. This is certainly one to be passed from one generation to the next. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce landfill.
(See the note in bold above. This piece is currently valued at $179 in iNVISeDGE but has been priced at $140.)
This piece was created by hand in the 1980's and presents extremely well for its age. It has NO chips, NO cracks, NO repairs. It has been extremely well looked after. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements- Height- 12.5cm. Across at its widest- 7cm. Weight- 515 grams. Read our 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe 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 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 will 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.
Click on "About iNVISeDGE" at the top of this page to find out more about iNVISeDGE.