5 Vintage Frank Oda Etched Glasses
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- Estimated Value
- $75 USD
- $95 USD to tp8247ec1
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- 5 - Bid History
This timeless set of beautifully etched, Frank Oda glasses depict the flowers of Hawaii: ginger, anthurium, orchid, bird of paradise, and hibiscus.
Who was Frank Oda? On October 25, 1946 Frank Oda and a partner started Hawaii Glass and Arts. Mr. Oda, prior to WWII, worked as an artist and book illustrator for the Tongg Publishing Co. where he illustrated classic Hawaiiana books such as Birds of Hawaii by George C. Munro, Common Insects of Hawaii by Fullaway & Krauss, Hawaiian Flowers and Flowering Trees by Kuch & Tongg and Hawaiian Fishes by Tucker. He also designed textiles for several companies including Von Hamm Young.
The paintings and etched glass works sold at this time were under the name Hale Pua (House of Flowers) and Hawaii Glass and Arts. Frank Oda ended that partnership and went into business with his wife Ethel H. Oda and formed Arts Hawaii on December 11, 1951.
Artwork by Frank Oda, Hale Pua and Arts Hawaii has risen in value over the years and become very collectible.
Item Special Note
Proceeds benefit Kona Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. Winning bidder is responsible for shipping and Hawai`i State tax (4.166%). We try our best to ship items as economically as possible. Most are shipped flat rate but larger or unusually shaped items may need to be shipped priority. Winning bidder is also responsible for postal insurance if the item’s value is over $500. As with all auctions, item is sold “as is” with no refunds available.
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