For sale UNDER CONSIGNMENT from a new regular seller in the GOLD COAST (Tweed Heads). These sellers have a large collection of art and vintage decorative arts pieces- they ran an art gallery for some years. This piece can be posted AUSTRALIA-WIDE through Australia Post at cost price plus $5 for packing and the storage of used packing materials. This item will be well-protected in transit. Postage is also fine for local buyers but you can also collect it in person if you’d prefer to.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2021).
A stunning art glass piece HAND-CRAFTED by one of Australia’s most eminent art-glass artists, Tina Cooper. This is a favourite of mine. I love its wispy ethereal essence. The colours are vibrant but have a muted quality because of the frosted glass. Coupled with its free-flowing shape, this one is brimming with life but strangely restrained and understated at the same time. You really get lost in the motion of this one.
I’m pretty sure it’s part of the Sunrise Series inspired by the tsunami that devastated Indonesia in 2004. As Tina watched the colours of the sunrise that followed the aftermath of the devastation, the Sunrise series was born- a symbol of a new day and new beginnings in the face of hardship. This is another of Tina’s where I’m transported to Summer days. I see crystal-clear lakes, the ocean, magical sunsets and mangoes! I feel the freshness and cleansing that happens from when you dive into the ocean or jump off a rock into a waterhole. Fond memories arise when I see this one- the magical ethereal essence heightens the appeal in my opinion.
This piece is signed, “Tina Cooper – 2005” in Tina’s distinctive hand- it’s feint (which is usual) and hard to read (… also usual)! Tina has been HAND-CREATING art-glass in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland since the late-1980’s. Her best work attracts serious collectors. This older piece is bound to increase in value in coming years as Tina goes onto greater heights.
This piece also has that (often elusive) “flow” that happens when someone is completely “lost” in what they’re doing. Tina transports us to this other place. A machine-made piece can not and will never do this.
Art-glass pumped out of Chinese factories in the thousands is cheap but rarely ignites any inspiration or passion- most ends up as landfill after a few years because when the trend has moved on the piece is basically worthless. If you believe artists jobs should be given to people and not machines, consider investing in hand-made art. There are very few better ways to invest in your home, reduce your carbon footprint and create stories to be passed from this generation to the next. Tina Cooper’s work has been telling stories for over 30 years now and has etched a permanent place in the history of Australian art glass.
This piece was created by hand in 2005 and is in excellent condition. There is no damage to report at all. I doubt you'll find a piece of this callibre at this price again. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements SUNRISE SERIES- Height- 36.5cm. Across at its widest- 35.5cm. This is a significant piece and bigger than the last Tina Cooper piece we recently sold. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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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 - $27, Large Vase- around $25 - $38. 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 - $5.00 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 small boxing 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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