Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #160890 (stock #294AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$375.00
A charming little table ornament of a bronze shepherdess with her beribboned hoe on a fire-gilt stand, which is in turn mounted on a white marble circular base, a Romantic emblem of the bucolic life. It is all original, the little figure even retaining her gold-metal sash, and dates from around 1775, French or Continental. On her base, she stands a little over three inches tall, the marble being about 5/8 inch thick.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1173651
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1450.00
Elegantly graceful and in beautiful condition, this rare pair of classical sterling silver cups bear hallmarks that indicate that they were created by a Lisbon silversmith at the end of the Eighteenth Century. In crisp condition, the bright-cut engravings depict floral festoons encircling a frontal oval blank (never engraved!) topped by a basket of flowers. Approximately 3-1/4 inches at the widest point and 2-5/8 inches high, they weigh a bit over six ounces Troy.
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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Gold : Pre 1910 item #109298 (stock #254AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1475.00
A grand souvenir of Alaska’s Yukon gold rush is this whip or umbrella handle fashioned of handsomely figured fossil ivory and gold. Now fitted with a modern magnifying glass, it retains its high-purity gold ferule bordered with tiny gold nuggets and its 18-karat gold, square-end cap, engraved “EEP” in interlocked script. In excellent condition, the original part of this treasure measures about 11-3/4 inches long, 17-1/2 inches overall.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1304606
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3200.00
In order to protect her son Eros from the zealous infatuation of Psyche, goddess of love Aphrodite placed a curse on the over-ardent nymph: if the boy ever beheld her she would turn into a butterfly. So their meetings were only in the dark of night. But of course the girl soon tired of not seeing her beloved and sneaked in one night with an oil lamp. An errant drop of hot oil from the lamp awoke the young god and away fluttered Psyche...
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 #493860
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$6600.00
Incorporating a fortune in Renaissance and later coins, this magnificent set is composed of two large decanters, a covered powder box and a shoe horn. It is marked "Geo.C. Shreve & Co. San Francisco." Circa 1880, superb condition. The decanters are 8-1/2 inches high and 5-1/2 inches wide, the powder box is 5-3/4 inches high and 4-1/4 inches in diameter and the shoe horn is 10-1/4 inches in length and two inches wide at the base...
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 : Brass : Pre 1837 VR item #360959
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$800.00
In remarkably perfect condition, this charming faux-bambou brass chamber stick, or "go-to-bed," still has its original shade, finely engraved with fleurs-de-lys. It measures approximately six inches tall and is French, circa 1830.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1028791
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
This elegant footed silver cup, of exquisite design and fine weight,is in beautiful condition and bears the hallmark of Yenson, along with two other Chinese marks of high purity. On the central band, graceful bamboo branches float against the night sky, the full moon providing a space for engraving -- never executed on this piece. Approximately 3-1/2 inches high and 3-5/8 inches across at the handle.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1029056
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$850.00
This top-quality serving tray from noted Hong Kong silversmith Wang Hing is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. A finely engraved dragon-in-clouds circles around the center an attached high-relief pie-crust border. Approximately eight inches in diameter and a half-inch deep.
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 : 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...