Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1265226
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$250.00
This unusual antique Chinese gilded architectural carving portrays a cricket on tree leaf on a seeded green ground. It is finely mounted in a distressed frame of dark red lacquer, and on the back bears the paper label of legendary San Francisco art dealer and framer E B Courvoisier. Circa 1800. Approximately nine inches by 13-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1239851
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1850.00
Delicately carved in rare figured huang-hua li to resemble a floating lotus leaf with upturned edges and incised designs, this fine presentation tray perhaps held an incense-stick vase or offering cup. Chinese, 17th Century. Approximately 8-1/2 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1207284
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$850.00
Originally these seven little masterpieces were elements of an elaborate floral vase or other table ornament. They are rare and remarkably lifelike and most retain the ivory shanks that bore the wire attaching the flowers to the main body. (One petal of the dogwood flower has been drilled with a tiny hole that must have allowed it to be joined to a cluster of blossoms.) They are extraordinarily well preserved and vary in length from two inches to 1-1/14 inches. Chinese, circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1201226
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$625.00
In cloud form, this delightful amulet was probably presented to an infant to be worn at all times for sanctity and good luck. One side is carved with sprays of flowers (orchids?)and foliage, the other with characters for prosperity and happiness. In excellent condition, the jewel is approximately 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/8 inches. Circa 1820.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1169360
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1450.00
"Early spring, The bird and the butterfly Visit the peony. Too early: no flower..." With its finely sculpted scene in high relief, this excellent snuff bottle is in very fine condition and boasts an Imperial green jadeite stopper-spoon. Approximately three inches tall overall by 1-7/8 inches wide. China, late Eighteenth Century to early Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1118061
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$245.00
Here is a fine pale-celadon vase with an elegant Buddhist lion (shi-shi)painted in underglaze blue, frolicking in clouds. Dating from the latter half of the Nineteenth Century, it is in excellent condition and measures approximately 9-3/4 inches tall and 4-1/2 inches in diameter at the widest point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #530822
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1650.00
This fine pair of late Eighteenth Century vases is thickly glazed in rich cobalt blue on the outside, and with turquoise glazing on the interiors of the tops and on the bottoms. Delicate gilding defines each vase's eight reticulated side panels. Probably designed to hold incense at an altar, the vases each conceal a cylindrical central interior with the outer walls lending a graceful octagonal baluster form...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #443537
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$350.00
Dating from around 1875, this fine porcelain brush vase retains its Communist Government seal on the bottom, releasing for sale as antique. Gold-highlighted enamels depict a young man scaling a wall and pushing away willow branches to interrupt two ladies playing checkers in a garden, probably a scene from a popular play. The piece is approximately 4-3/4 inches tall and three inches in diameter, and is in pristine condition, with only normal wear to the gilding.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #361423
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$4800.00
In an unusually fine state of preservation, this finely detailed sculpture is in the Sino-Tibetan tradition, revealing the Buddha seated in meditation (dhyanasana) on a double-lotus plinth with his hands in the dhyanamudra gesture and holding the image of a crenelated pagoda...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #353111 (stock #385AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$4200.00
Carved in precious jade to imitate an almost-unattainable early Chinese bronze ho (covered tripod pot), this fine detailed piece is supported on three elephant-head legs. The grayish green of the jade suggests the color of ancient bronze, with the dark-ivory striations giving the effect of natural burial incrustation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #15976 (stock #87AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2250.00
This exceptional pair of figures depicts the Buddhist lions (shishi or foo dogs) that represent the male and female principle of balance and protect sacred places. In exceptionally hard black granite they are carved in fine detail, he with the brocade ball beneath his front paw, she with a puppy beneath hers. Similar pieces from the treasure junk Tek Sing were recently sold at auction. Chinese, late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #14780 (stock #65AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1800.00
This stately pair of steeds of an unusually large size until recently graced the tomb of a Chinese dignitary of the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. to 220 A.D.) Despite their great age they are in wonderful original condition, their slip-painted details mostly intact...