Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #13641 (stock #24AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$450.00
A finely detailed and hefty snuffbox in the Louis XVI-Empire style decorated on all surfaces with classical designs of lambriquins, fronds, flambeaux and a pair of shields among leafy borders and imbricated panels. On the bottom there is engraved in the central lozenge "MA" in probably contemporaneous script with added above and below it in light Roman letters Presented to" and "By S...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #13648 (stock #27AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$125.00
A charming set of five sterling silver teaspoons skillfully crafted by a silversmith or jeweler without a mould for elaborate flatware. Each of the spoons, initialed "PBT" in script and dated "'92" through "'96," are bright-cut engraved with designs to suggest anthemion-crested cast ware. The stem above the bowl is torque-twisted. Marked only "925 sterling 1000." Mint condition. Each approximately 6 inches long. See Trocadero Item #13651 for a similar butter knife.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #13651 (stock #28AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$65.00
Esthetic Movement butter knife of simple, elegant shape, its only decoration being bright-cut engraving, the top made to resemble anthemion-topped moulded flatware, and a japonesque diagonal-banded design with a spray of marsh flowers on the blade. Initialed with a Gothic letter "P" (could be anything)and hallmarked "Dexter & Haskins" (untraced). Excellent condition. See Trocadero Item #13648 for similar silver.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1837 VR item #14366 (stock #51AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$225.00
You might have seen an identical pair of these on the BBC "Antiques Roadshow" a few seasons ago. The expert was viewing a woman's lifelong collection of scissors and scissor-like implements, and these he would not let out his hands! (I wonder if she got them back?) They really are fascinating: you open the chamber to receive the burnt wick, and when you close it, a guillotine rises up and chops off the used part, thus containing it and the acrid smoke...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #14937 (stock #68AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1250.00
An exceptionally fine piece of Dutch East Indian metalwork is this large, handsomely shaped and engraved punch bowl made for the European market. The outer surfaces have a fine, polished golden color, while the interior and bottom have the patina of old bronze. Over much of the outside are designs of trails of foliage, diaper patterns and stylized leaves on a punched ground. It is in very fine condition, and measures approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and 3-1/2 inches high...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1700 item #15033 (stock #70AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
A rare example of High Renaissance metal craft is this small oval platter, hand repousséd brass with a heavy coating of silver which was then carefully polished to simulate the real thing, all this in a time when labor was cheap and silver the main expression of status. The central scene is chinoiserie, an oriental court tableau of a potentate and his consort being serenaded by a standing figure playing an enormous trumpet...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15241 (stock #82AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1200.00
Rather like something out of "The Last Days of Pompeii" is this wonderful sterling silver tripod tazza, with its Neo-Classical and Psuedo-Renaissance elements combined in great style. Attached chains and pinecones hang between a collar below and a pierced one above with ginko leaves. There is an exquisite monogram very much in the style of the tazza. Gorham Manufacturing Company, date mark for 1870. Superb condition. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #17333 (stock #107AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2700.00
This is a fine, heavyweight cast sterling silver tripod salver in elegant George II style, its gadrooned border in strongly detailed English rococo curves and shells. The central field is emblazoned with contemporary crested and festooned arms; the feet are in finely crafted Spanish style. Made in London in 1765 to 1766, and weighing approximately 17 ounces, it bears the hallmark of Thomas Hannam and John Crouch (or John Carter)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #17339 (stock #110AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1450.00
During the Age of Opulence that followed the Civil War, Gorham Manufacturing Company often produced silver that exemplified the over-the-top taste of the day, a mad clash of historical styles that could often fit together somehow. Here, however, is a lovely sterling silver compote in pure classical design, and with a date-mark of 1873...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21262 (stock #134AAA)
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Classical simplicity is exemplified in this large and elegant cup by Tiffany & Company. The softly textured straight sides rise from a border of laurel leaves in strong relief and are capped by a pearled rim. A sweeping monogram in interlaced script reads, I think, “ELT.” Hallmarks indicating purity at “Eng(lish) Sterling 925-1000” and “G & W” for directors Grosjean & Woodward date the piece to 1854-55. Mint condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #21295 (stock #135AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
On this truly fine Austrian beaker the flared body is delicately machine turned with a central shield inscribed, “Hoch,Ehre-Freiheit Recht!” An additional tribute is engraved on the rim of the base: “Am 20 October 1848 Pannasche” Beautiful condition with one slight dimple on the upper back, hardly noticeable. Hallmarks for Vienna 1847, maker “FT.” Approximately 5-1/4 inches tall and 3-1/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21297 (stock #136AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
This is a lovely Aesthetic Movement mug by renowned San Francisco silversmiths Schulz & Fischer, and bearing their 3 mm hallmark of the California State Seal, along with “STERLING” and “S.F.CAL.” The unusual straight-sided body rises above the stepped foot to a broad, elaborate band of lattices and grapevines...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21602 (stock #145AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$200.00
A wonderfully simple mug in rather classical mode is this Gorham piece bearing the date mark for 1876, our centennial year, which marked the beginning of a great interest in artistic styles. It has a a main band of "Florentine" matte finish beautifully engraved with an interlocking "CG" or "GC." Excellent condition, approximately three inches tall and 3-3/4 inches wide at the handle.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21607 (stock #147AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$385.00
A quite baronial product is this straight-sided sterling silver mug by the Whiting Manufacturing Company of Providence, R.I. With domino rim top and bottom, it bears a wonderful strapped and banded design over most of the body, centering on a Gothick-style cypher of a K interlocked with E and M. Superb condition, approximately 3-1/2 inches tall by 4-1/2 inches wide at the handle. Circa 1875.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #22603 (stock #154AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$245.00
Bearing the Copenhagen silver standard mark for the year 1887, this elegant small tumbler is decorated with subtly bright-cut engraving of floral branches centering on the name “Ingeborg.” Other mark indicate the maker, “C.Hertz,” and the assay master’s cipher. Excellent condition. Approximately three inches tall and 2-5/8 inches in diameter at the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #22605 (stock #155AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$225.00
Naively engraved with trailing bellflowers (squash blossoms?) and leaves on a ratcheted ground, this charming tumbler is simply marked “Taxco,” and “980,” indicating very high purity silver. Mexico, early Twentieth Century. The condition is fine, with a few little dings that do not detract from its appearance. Approximately 3-1/8 inches tall and 2-5/8 inches in diameter at the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #22808 (stock #164AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$800.00
Very much in the George II style and incorporating a silver coin of that king’s reign in its silver bowl is this extraordinary sauce ladle, perhaps made to fit into a service of earlier manufacture. The handle is chased and engraved in a rococo chinoiserie manner, with fronds and flowers and an oriental parasol finial. The bowl is repousséd with panels of flowers and a shield...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #24765 (stock #181AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$550.00
Wonderfully sturdy but with a delicate air is this lovely chamberstick, French. mid-Eighteenth Century. The base and candle cup are almost identical to Figure C on page 205 of THE BRASS BOOK by Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer (1978, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), but the shell-decorated handle is pierced and counterbalanced with a finger hold underneath. Excellent condition, approximately 7-1/2 inches long by 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches high.