Avery Art and Antiques
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$150.00
Beautiful and practical, this small gem is designed to protect a small pocket watch and to display it on a table or mantle when it is not being carried. The finely carved face, with its delicate design of a branch of edelweiss, opens to reveal the velvet-lined compartment and then folds under to form the footed easel stand. German or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century. Closed approximately 3-3/8 inches long by 1-5/8 inches by one inch high, the height when open is about 3-1/8 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #147447 (stock #277AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$175.00
A fine piece of nautical handicraft is this becket(bale handle)of intricately tied knotting. It is approximately six by five inches and dates to the late Nineteenth Century. This will be a beautiful addition to a maritime collection. A nautical bronze bolt is strung through the top loops.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #272758 (stock #336AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$250.00
The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2200.00
An item both subtle and ostentatious, this elegant novelty once graced the lapel of a 19th Century dandy. In fine running condition, the winder is set an extraordinary distance above the works to allow for easy display. The silver case is hallmarked Bern Switzerland, .935 purity.
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 : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #639303
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
Incorporating what must have been the lid a large 17th Century jar of Rouen faience, this handsome French inkstand is mounted in finely detailed antiqued bronze. Dating from around 1870, it is approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and five inches high. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1029729
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1800.00
Intricate arabesques cover the inside of this Nineteenth Century Turkish circumcision bowl in fine-quality silver. Eleven panels portray elaborately stylized animals and people, and a twelfth animal panel on the bottom of the bowl is surrounded by an Arabic inscription. The graceful rococo handle is capped by a parrot peering into the bowl...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #13655 (stock #29AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$325.00
A charming Napoleon III letter seal of machine-turned bone and chiseled silver, French of around 1870. It is in beautiful condition, with no breaks or cracks. The initials "PG" are carved into the silver bottom, which also bears the hallmarks for France after 1848. Approximately 3-5/8 inches in length and 1-3/8 inches in diameter at the top.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #1020647
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$750.00
An excellent example of the noted French instrument maker, Naudet, Hulot et Companie, is the handsome brass-bound wall unit. Dated circa 1880, it combines a holosteric barometer with two crescent thermometers, Reaumur(Centigrade) and Fehrenheit. The dial is about 6-1/2 inches in diameter, full height with swiveling bezel 8-1/2 inches and depth 2-1/2 inches. Excellent working condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #22627 (stock #162AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$375.00
The little brother, as it were, of Trocadero #22626 is this handsome centigrade thermometer. It is in excellent working condition and would be a happy addition to a fine desk. French, late Nineteenth Century, approximately four inches tall and 1-3/4 inches in diameter at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #300334 (stock #347AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$450.00
In this case (3-1/2 inches by 7-1/2 inches) of finely grained Madagascar ebony are all the toiletry implements necessary to maintain a gentleman during his travels: a brace of razors, double- and single-bladed pocket knives, an awl, tweezers, a button hook, a multi-use fingernail tool and a corkscrew for toiletry bottles, all in finest surgical steel and ivory. The razors bear the hallmark of English manufacturers R...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #19068 (stock #121AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$325.00
This urn-shaped coquilla nut pounce pot combines fine turning with delicate designs formed by small machine-turned repetitions of varying sorts to produce rosettes, festoons, etc. with a dramatic effect. Possibly English or Continental, maybe scrimshaw of Napoleonic prison-of-war art, it is hard to pinpoint exactly where it was made, but wherever, it was certainly well thought out. Early Nineteenth Century. Mint condition. Approximately 2-5/8 inches high and 1-3/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1837 VR item #918859
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2200.00
Carved in fine detail and boasting elegantly turned ivory mounts, this nautical gem is in superb condition, with no cracks or repairs. An abbreviated American shield on the face is flanked by "NB" (New Bedford?) Approximately 13-3/4 inches long, the lustrous bowl is about four inches in diameter.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
Turned in fine-grained boxwood in the form of a ship's capstan, this handsome little table item conceals its real purpose: two baths in semi-precious carnelian for watch-parts. Years of dousing with the rich whale-oil that was the standard lubricant until refined mineral oil became available, has lent the normally pale wood an amber-like transparency...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1837 VR item #918853
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$600.00
Solidly and carefully constructed to withstand hard usage, this handsome dipper has fine pewter mounts at the juncture of the handle and around the rim. It is well-balanced, in excellent condition and could still be used today. Probably New England, around the end of the Eighteenth to the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Approximately 14 inches in length, the coconut cup is about 4-1/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1837 VR item #1064367
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3800.00
Finely preserved in all its elaborate classical detail, this carved bone prisoner-of-war scrimshaw dominoes box retains its bones and counters in separate interior compartments. Four booted and helmeted “bearers” form the corners, with sides and barreled sliding lids reticulated in flowing floral and geometric designs...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1800 item #1240207
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$350.00
This extraordinary pair of sterling silver berry servers are fully hallmarked dating them to London, 1742, maker's mark a crowned Gothic C. The handles are deeply engraved with swirling foliate rococo garlands, the bowls with high-relief and highly detailed fruits and, of course, berries. About eight inches in length, they come in a velvet-lined case (not original)Moroccan leather presentation case that shows some signs of age; the spoons are in splendid condition.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$135.00
An elegant little vessel is this gleaming small mortar that was used for grinding small amounts of medicine, etc., probably in a pharmacy or clinic. Its proportions and sturdy construction make it very appealing. French or Italian, circa 1800. Approximately 2-5/8 inches high and 2-3/8 inches in diameter.