Avery Art and Antiques
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 : Coin : Pre 1900 item #355751 (stock #386AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1200.00
A graceful example of Gorham mastery is this neoclassic Medallion vase in coin silver, circa 1865. The swagged applied decoration meets at two high-relief heads, a man and a woman. Fine condition, with only very minor signs of age, and typical good weight. Approximately 6-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #330466 (stock #381AAA)
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$1500.00
With quintessential elegance this coin silver tazza expresses the best in Neo-Classical design. Modeled after an ancient Grecian drinking cup, the serving dish boasts two handles cresting gracefully up on either side, one bearing a Homeric bearded profile , the other the profile of Greek woman. Subtly engraved in script at the base is, "Fronie W., Oct 20th/64," dating the piece to the time of the Civil War...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #161749 (stock #302AAA)
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$3500.00
Looking as sharp as the day it was made is this elegant sterling silver three-piece tea service from the workshop of veteran silversmith William Hall, first registered in London in 1795. Weighing a serious four pounds all in, the set features neo-Rococo designs of repousse flowers and foliage, with borders of interlaced stylized fronds, all expressing the work of a master craftsman and hall marked London, 1815 to 1826...
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 : Gold : Pre 1910 item #109298 (stock #254AAA)
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$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 : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34709 (stock #208AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$195.00
Here are three pieces of American coin silver flatware. The large spoon, approximately 8-3/4 inches in length bears the hallmark of A. B. Vancott, as well as English-style pseudo-hallmarks. The shell-bowled mustard spoon, circa 1850, has a bright-cut crest and is hallmarked “B. M. Chamberlain & Son Coin.” The graceful little teaspoon is hallmarked “AGF” for Abraham Gerritze Forbes, who worked in New York City from around 1769 to 1795. Lovely condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34707 (stock #207AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$120.00
A nice set of four matched American coin silver teaspoons in very fine condition are always welcome in a collection of early Nineteenth Century silver. These pieces are hallmarked “Dunlap & Parker” and initialed “J.R.B.” in fine contemporaneous script. (One spoon has a slight ripple at the center of its crest that can easily be removed.) Approximately six inches in length.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #22808 (stock #164AAA)
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$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 : Silver : Pre 1920 item #22605 (stock #155AAA)
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$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 : Continental : Pre 1900 item #22603 (stock #154AAA)
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$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 : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21607 (stock #147AAA)
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$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 : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21602 (stock #145AAA)
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$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 #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 : Continental : Pre 1900 item #21295 (stock #135AAA)
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$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 #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 : 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...