SOLD during COVID-19 lockdown for AU$750 for ALL 8 glasses- BARGAIN! NOTE- all our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS which is considerably LESS in AMERICAN DOLLARS.
Background Info and Provenance
A RARE set of 8 wine glasses HAND-CRAFTED by one of the world’s most eminent contemporary glass-blowers, Steven Maslach. (Maslach is American.) These are RARE on a world-wide platform- they’d probably be the only set of art-glass goblets even remotely like this in Australia. You occasionally come across single wine goblets by Colin Heaney and they constantly get bid up to $360 EACH on ebay. I’ve never seen more than a pair of Heaney goblets for sale ever though. As a set of 8 if they were by Heaney they’d easily fetch, $2800. And I like these just as much as Heaney’s goblets. Heaney’s are thick and a bit chunky in feel- these are a much more elegant glass- more suited to wine. They have a fine-art feel but with the creative spirit and essence of free-form glass. They’re refined and precise but have the spontaneous and care-free feel of glass crafted BY HAND. (I’d be open to selling these as a set of 6 or even a pair- contact me if you want a different number.)
Maslach is one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary art-glass artists. He’s been blowing glass since 1971 (an incredible 47 years!) and started gathering awards from 1985. He studied glassblowing at California College of Arts and Crafts under Sam Herman from 1968 – 1970. Sam Herman is one of Australia’s most collectable glass artists- he worked out of the Jam Factory in Adelaide from 1974 to 1979. Whenever Herman pieces come up they often raise about $1000 each in auction. Maslach is still blowing glass to this day and his work is highly collectable. There are a pair of Maslach glass goblets on ebay in America at the moment for $645 AUD (so AU $320 EACH). This set would not only become something you look forward to using and appreciating but at this price they offer a very solid investment. (EACH glass is signed- engraved with Maslach’s signature and the date- 1979.)
Art-glass pumped out of factories in the thousands by machines is cheap but it rarely ignites any inspiration and creativity- there’s no “life-essence” in it. Most ends up as landfill within a few years. Steven Maslach’s creativity and expertise in glass has superseded trends and will continue to tell stories for generations to come. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
All 8 glasses are in excellent condition with no noticeable damage to report at all. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs. They all appear as though they have never been used- they’re in beautiful condition.
8 Maslach Iridescent Wine Glasses Measurements. Height- about 20cm each. Across- about 8cm. Capacity- about 250ml each. (A standard wine serving is only about 110ml so these are a really good size.) Weight- approx. 249 grams – 280 grams each. (They’re all hand-made so weights and capacities vary slightly.) Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
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.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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