Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #971300
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1400.00
In sixty years of collecting and dealing in antique coquille carvings, this is the most elaborate piece I have seen, a whistle in celebration of the newly established liberal laws of King Louis-Philippe, who described himself as “King of the French,” rather than “King of France.” A plaque inscribed “Loi de 1831” is guarded over by a seated lion, symbolizing royal authority...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #969677
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
Beautiful crescent-shaped sterling silver decanter labels are enhanced by bright-cut designs and the content designations, "SHERRY" and "PORT" and retain their fine, hand-wrought chains. They bear the hallmark of Joseph Preedy, who worked in London around 1770. Approximately 1-5/8 inches by 1-5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #969635
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
A lovely sterling silver label with elaborate hand-formed gadroon borders and corner designs, this label has a hand-wrought silver chain. Its one hallmark, “IH” is only lightly visible. Approximately one inch by two inches. Circa 1760.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #969600
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$375.00
Bearing hallmarks that indicate it was made in London by Robert Swanson (entered around 1745), this unusually intricate decanter label is crowned with a cut-out and engraved topknot that suggests the three feathers of the Prince of Wales. Finely concave body and well-crafted silver chain and bezel. Finely-wrought hand-made silver chain.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #969579
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$220.00
In the form of a miniature gorget, this handsome hand-wrought sterling label is engraved "Brandy" and sports a heavy chain, also hand wrought. Probably English, approximately one inch by 1-1/4 inches. Eighteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #969399
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$240.00
This elegant octagonal decanter label is fully hallmarked, indicating it was made in London by John Wren(?), 1808-09. Its silver chain is hand wrought. Approximately 5/8 inch by 1-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1800 item #969355
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$220.00
Possibly made in the Orient, but more likely in the Western Hemisphere, this label is of paktong, a highly tarnish-resistant alloy introduced from China in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Matthew Boulton and other English silversmiths welcomed its properties, and that it was not subject to taxation. On a fine hand-wrought silver chain, the label boasts a neat feathered border and evidence of careful planching on the reverse...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #969164
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$85.00
The elaborate neo-rococo border of this silver label stands out in high relief. Deeply engraved is "CERISES," indicating it was designed to grace a decanter of "eau de cerises" (cherry brandy or kirschwasser.) Unmarked but solid silver. American, ca. 1885. Approximately 1-1/2inches by 1-1/2 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #969139
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$85.00
This handsome label in the form of a quarter-board, its details created by engraving, was created the Massachusetts yacht "Athena" early in the last century. American, ca. 1910, approximately 2-3/4 by 7/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #969130
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$30.00
Neo-Rococo and finely detailed, this 20th Century American label will be a fine addition to a service bar. Circa 1950, approximately 2-1/4 by 1-1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1800 item #968861
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1250.00
I have seen only one related cup like this, similar in size with two legs and described as a mortar, which they might well be, for there is some wear to the bottoms of the bowls, but they would require light handling of the pestle. I term mine a chalice, for the worn carved motif at the top of each leg could be interpreted as a Dove of Peace, but somehow I do not think so. Approximately seven inches tall and 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 inches in diameter. New England, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1930 item #968027
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$240.00
Carved from one solid piece of lindenwood, this handsome Russian Modernism rabbit has chip-carved details . The main figure draws back to reveal a hiding place sunk into the plinth. Circa 1920. In excellent condition, with a natural shellac finish, the delightful piece is approximately 4-3/8 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high by 1-7/8 inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #964020
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$7800.00
If this powerful figure,a fish with two riders, had a utilitarian purpose, it would have been as a handle for a needle-like point fitted into the mouth area. This is unlikely, however, as the two figures would impede ease of use. Siberia-Alaska Area (?)pre-Christian Era. Approximately 8-1/2 inches in length, 2-3/4 inches high and one inch deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #962401
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$225.00
A handsome silver-plate magnifying glass has been fashioned with an antique Japanese cloisonne pommel as its chief ornament. The design of colorful five-petaled florets it set off against a background of silver foil-backed (gin-bari) transparent scarlet enamel. Of approximately 8-1/2 inch full length, the pommel is about two inches long. Meiji Period, Japan, Nineteenth Century. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1837 VR item #961917
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$650.00
In mint condition, this fine Georgian service unit, an oval platter and original mazarine (strainer plate, bear the hallmark of early Sheffield platers, T. & J. Creswick. Protecting the back of the copper body of the mazarine is a coating of tin that bears the hallmark of T.& J. Creswick. The solid-cast and applied silver border features elegant gadrooning with corners of acanthus leaves and scallop shells. English, ca. 1811. Approximately 16 inches by 12-1/2 inches.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
The birdlike character of this handsome and well-balanced walking stick has not been "enhanced" by carving. Its feel is lustrous and attractive and its strength makes it suitable for leisurely strolling or for cracking the skulls of untoward varlets. Approximately 34 inches in length, it is in excellent condition. Nineteenth Century, probably American.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1900 item #961532
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$125.00
Despite its massive appearance, this gold lapel watch is surprisingly light. The repousse gold face of finely detailed stylized leaves and grapes is mounted on a silver back that incorporates a eye-hook for attaching a small watch. Hard to see is a small crack on the righthand side. American or Continental, late Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #961509
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$450.00
The central part of this extraordinary watch fob consists of graduated handmade chainwork in gold, silver and that special Japanese dark-brown alloy, shakudo. Approximately 4-1/2 inches in length, the elegant item is is excellent, unrepaired condition. Japan, Nineteenth Century.