PRICE is for the FULL set of 3. This full set SOLD quickly through the iNVISeDGE website for $519 the full set in 2019.
Background Info and Provenance
A RARE SET OF 3 Italian art-glass pieces made BY HAND in the Murano region- each vase has two original labels to guarantee that these are authentic MURANO art-glass pieces. These labels also verify that the pieces were made about 25 years ago. The Vetri Murano label on each GUARANTEES to the customer that these vases were made using traditional artistic methods born and developed over a thousand years in the island of Murano. Only companies producing artistic glass on the island of Murano can apply for the Vetri trademark- if granted, they become a concessionary company and are given labels (that they use alongside their own maker’s labels) to guarantee the quality and HAND-MADE craftsmanship of their art. It’s a sorry state of the world that in the late-1980’s these artisans had to band together to protect their work because there was nothing stopping Chinese companies putting a “Murano” label on inferior art made by machines and then selling it for a fraction of the price. (The Murano artisan industry nearly died as a result).
These 3 vases would retail new today in Murano, Italy for around AU $2500 for the set and the labels authenticate this statement. This is a conservative estimate- I’d say it would be closer to AU $3000. (This production is not new though- these are about 25 years old- the Vetri Murano labels changed about 20 years ago.) Countless hours have gone into HAND-creating and producing this design. The facets are all hand-cut- the craftsmanship is astounding and proof of why the Murano region in Italy has lead the world in the creation of HAND-CRAFTED art-glass for hundreds of years and still do. The price I have on these is a bargain for work of this quality and esteem.
These were NOT produced by simply pouring glass into a mould- they have had each face cut in this way to create the crispness on each edge. The set is cubist and geometric- it looks like they could belong on the finger of a lady (or drag queen)- would be a tad bulky though!
This design is hard to get in Australia and I’ve sold only one other in 17 years of trading- they’re heavy which means they’re expensive to send internationally limiting the probability of ever finding the bigger ones (and particularly a full set) in Australia.
Art glass pieces done by hand with such a high level of skill are collectable. Good art is never trendy but instead only becomes more prized with each set of hands it passes between. The Mandruzzato company first created this design back in 1950’s and has continued this design for about 4 decades ensuring it will go down in history as one of the greats. 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! 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 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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