Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #13443 (stock #7AAA)
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$475.00
Impressive heavy bronze handle from a bucket or small cauldron, with a double-headed-snake bail and nicely shaped lugs. The bail is decorated with interlocked arcs and well-detailed upper edge. Traces of the iron rivets remain. Excellent condition and patina with deeply incised interlocked curves on the bail and fine definition on the snake ends. Full length approximately 10-1/2 inches; custom stand. Roman, late Fourth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #13458 (stock #8AAA)
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$650.00
The emblem of a Roman matron's social standing, the fibula was the circle pin of its day, and one to be handed down from mother to eldest daughter. In fact, one of the touching things to me is the sign of wear on the back of the piece. This bold example combines Roman solidarity with motifs associated with the Egyptian goddess Hathor. There is fine dark-green patina over all; the pin, almost always missing, has been skillfully replaced with a replica. Approximately 2-3/4 by 3 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #13557 (stock #16AAA)
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$475.00
Picasso made wonderful toys for his children out of found objects; this one by a Native American probably would have delighted him. Fashioned from the jawbone of a caribou and baleen (whalebone}, it is delightfully sculptural. Some wear to the lower points, naturally, but no cracks or breaks. Probably around 1900-1920. Approximately 14-1/2 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide in largest point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #13605 (stock #23AAA)
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$350.00
Stately and subtle, this tall vase exemplifies the virtues that have made Oribe stoneware favored by Japanese tea ceremonial connoisseurs and others for centuries. The soaring form and intentionally coarse surface make a monolithic background for the underglaze iron-oxide designs of weathered pinetrees on one side and the cavelike scene of "hanging persimmons" suspended from a slanted double border of latticework on the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #13814 (stock #33AAA)
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$875.00
This highly decorative shallow bowl, a major product of the Seto kilns, depicts the encounter of a beautiful and elegant Japanese woman and fierce-looking bearded man with some sort of evil intent in mind. Oh, you know the story... Well, frankly I don't, but if I find out, I will write it in. Anyhow, the whole thing is illustrated in elaborate colored enamels and gilt on the finely potted body with a crackled glaze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #14645 (stock #56AAA)
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$1250.00
An unusual example of of Persian metalwork -- possibly crafted in China for the Persian market -- in a graceful form. The widely flared top portion is deeply fluted and bears finely detailed engraving of flowers along its lobated edges. The uneven number of sections indicates that the piece was hand wrought, not cast. The bulbous body, also delicately engraved with floral motifs, has a plain collar above and an ogeed base below...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1800 item #14700 (stock #58AAA)
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$135.00
An intricate fabric printing block from northern India handcarved from rosewood in a design of repeated stylized flowers and borders. A very similar piece is illustrated in Edward Pinto's "Treen and Other Wooden Bygones" as being from Macclesfield, where Indian designs were incorporated onto printed silks. Eighteenth Century or early Nineteenth Century. Excellent condition, with an interesting copper repair to the very end of the interlock design.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #14701 (stock #59AAA)
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$2800.00
Excavated near Filadelfia, Costa Rico, this impressive vase is in the striking Nicoya Polychrome style. Applied to one side of the bulbous tripod body is the head of an animal, probably a jaguar or coatimundi, resting on its forearms. A band of hieroglyphs encircles the vase's collar and other designs run around the legs and in a ribbon down the back. Excellent unbroken condition, with some wear to the buff paint of the body, but with all motifs intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #14716 (stock #62AAA)
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$1650.00
This snowy bowl always remind me of Christmas: the deer on the hill beneath the pine boughs seem to looking skyward for a star. The blue underglaze designs are intricate, but very soft and only confined to a central trellis-like medallion and a border on the bottom; it is relieved by bold red enamel rectangles and turquoise-surrounded roundels of phoenixes. The gilding is lavish yet restrained. Japan, circa 1860. Excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #14717 (stock #63AAA)
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$1650.00
This a beautifully designed bowl that features a central roundel of a ladies tending to the cocoons of silkworms after they have been treated for unwinding. Behind the scene are arranged two overlapping squares rather like piece of silk, one gold with cranes flying over the sea, the other a diaper pattern of deep green and red emamel, both bordered with enamel black. Peaceful hills with trees and buildings surround with enamels of green, pale aubergine and soft yellow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #14780 (stock #65AAA)
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #14938 (stock #69AAA)
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$3200.00
Here is a magnificent charger which balances bold authority with delicate detail. Around a central medallion of the Three Friends -- pine, prunus and bamboo -- in gilt-highlighted underglaze blue with red-touched border are panels of deep blue and lustrous gilding alternating with lively scenes of flowers and rocks visited by butterflies and phoenixes, symbolizing good fortune. The back is decorated with underglaze blue Buddhist horns and cloud-surrounded red and gilt cartouches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #15240 (stock #81AAA)
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$225.00
Carved out of solid silver in fine detail is this charming little beast of burden, with his two paniers for offering toothpicks, Andean work of the late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth Centuries. Condition excellent. Approximately three inches long by 2-3/8 inches wide by 2-3/4 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #15976 (stock #87AAA)
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$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 : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #18619 (stock #116AAA)
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$725.00
This finely crafted Indonesian betel nut box is the finest I have ever come across. The strapwork decorated body is in clearest white paktong, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc much favored as a tarnish-free silver substitute by British silversmiths in the Eighteenth Century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #34696 (stock #206AAA)
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$17,500.00
Dramatically handsome is this miniature tansu, designed to hold dolls' clothes for the celebration of Girls Day in Japan. Covered on all sides in Korean-style marquetry of various woods -- red ash, persimmon, ebony – in a crazy-quilt jumble of stylized fans, game boards and geometric devices, highlighted with silvered mounts. The two doors portray an inset scene of a rooster and hen with their chicks surrounded by summer flowers, masterfully executed in raised lacquer, a tribute to domestic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #73850 (stock #236AAA)
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$375.00
A sturdy little coffer for storing and heating betel nuts and the lime necessary for chewing them, this fine brass work, approximately 5-1/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches by two inches high, is nicely punched and engraved with designs of trailing foliage and geometric patterns. Raised framing has been filed to suggest rope-work.. It is easy to see how this form influenced the design of early Dutch tobacco boxes. The two metal inside dividers are missing, but the piece retains its push button lock. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #82008 (stock #243AAA)
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$115.00
A finely painted pine tree, symbol of yielding strength, is depicted on this 5-inch by 6-1/2-inch by 1-1/4-inch plate. Japanese porcelain, circa 1870. Mint condition, but please note that there is a 1/4-inch bit of firing frit on the bottom rim.