Kowhai Tree Paperweight
Kowhai Tree Paperweight. The Kowhai is New Zealands unofficial national flower.
The tree is best known for its brilliant yellow flowers that appear in profusion in spring and stand out among the forest greenery. Native birds such as the tui, bellbird, kaka and New Zealand pigeon all benefit from Kowhai Trees. They feast on leaves and flowers, so Kowhai Trees are an important seasonal nectar food source for them. Maori hold the tree in high esteem, valuing the durability of its hard wood and its many medicinal properties.
An original piece of glass art. Excellently suited as a paperweight, collectors item or interior design accent. Handcrafted by award-winning glass artist Lynden Over in his Lava Glass Studio in Taupo, New Zealand. Each piece is signed and dated by the artist.
Small: H 140 mm
Large: H 170 mm
These paperweights are built up in layers starting from the hillock on which the trees stand, up through the branches to the canopy. Finally, the whole sculpture is encased in a thick layer of clear glass. The sculpture is worked at between 800 and 1000 degrees Celsius on the end of a steel rod. The tree weight is then cooled slowly in a kiln for about two weeks.
We will select a piece in the same size but there will be pattern variations to the glass you receive. If you'd like a photo of the exact piece you will receive, please use our contact form or send an email to email@example.com.
We offer secure packaging and insured worldwide shipping. We guarantee 100% that our glass art will arrive intact at your doorstep.
All our carbon from our postage is offset so you can post your purchases carbon neutral anywhere in the world.
$20 for urban deliveries.
$25 for rural deliveries.
Orders under $600: $35 for secure packaging and insured shipping.
Orders of $600 and more: Free shipping.
Rest of World
Orders under $350: $65 for secure packaging and insured shipping.
Orders from $351 - $949: $30 for secure packaging and insured shipping.
Orders of $950 and more: Free shipping.
Once your product has been shipped, it usually takes 2 to 3 business days within New Zealand, 9 to 11 working days to Australia, 10 to 15 working days to the rest of the world. As soon as we ship your parcel we'll send you an email with its tracking number.
Online purchases shipped within New Zealand are delivered by New Zealand Post. Please note: Because all our parcels require a signature, we don't delier to PO boxes.
We ship our glass art internationally with New Zealand Post. New Zealand Post cooperates with major local courier partners such as the US Postal Service (USA), Parcelforce (UK), La Post (FR), Deutsche Post (DE), Österreichische Post (AT).
We do not ship to the following countries: Barbados, Estonia, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Isle of Man.
Please track your parcel using the tracking number provided to you – should your parcel get held in its destination’s customs, you are responsible for getting in touch with your local post office to sort its final delivery. You are also obligated to pay any additional costs that may arise, such as import taxes.
If you fail to collect your parcel and it is returned to us, you are responsible for the return postage back to you. If your item(s) arrive damaged, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) photos of the damage, INCLUDING photos of all the packaging in which it arrived.
Every single piece of glass art is made in the Lava Glass studio in Taupo, New Zealand. Lynden Over is the award-winning New Zealand glass artist behind Lava Glass. His style is striking and unusual. His inspiration comes from the distinctive and dramatic New Zealand landscape; its geology and its light. The work itself awakening our senses. All glass works are signed and dated by the artist.