Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1306130
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$645.00
All decked out in his hunting outfit, heavy tunic,boots and brimmed cap, with pouch and powder horn at his side, a long-barreled rifle in one hand and the proof of his prowess in the other, this elegant bearded and mustachioed gentilhomme is ready for his next prey. Brass brads lend brilliance to the eyes. Condition is excellent, with only the lower part of one rabbit foot (good luck?) missing and and an old repair to the round base. French, third quarter of the Nineteenth Century...
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 : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1280449
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2,200.00
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 : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #1280066
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$175.00
Finely wrought of steel and ebony, this handsome and rare "manche-a-gigot" would allow the carver-at-table to hold steady a leg-of-lamb. (This problem of service unfortunately led to the rolled-and-tied boneless -- and less succulent -- cut of lamb served at tables nowadays. And alas, no meaty bone for next-day's Scotch broth!) French, Second Empire, circa third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, approximately seven inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1266713
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3200.00
I love the three-dimensional effect of this pure-silver ice bucket, a tribute to the genius of Japanese metal smiths...
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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1263228
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1250.00
A fine example of classic restraint, this solid silver biscuit box was fashioned in Amsterdam in 1881, the tray produced for it in 1919. (Yes, the biscuits are NutterButters, a secret passion...) Box is about 5-5/8 inches in diameter, three inches high; tray is seven inches in diameter, 3/4 inch high. Weight of the two pieces is about 20 ounces. Superb condition!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1261611
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$555.00
The central portion of this fine Russian silver salver displays a highly detailed, swirling arabesque design. Marks indicate that it was made in Moscow in 1854, maker "AK." Approximately 5-1/2 inches in diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #1256167
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Price on Request
When I found this giant beauty more than half-a-century ago in the window of a Manhattan antiques shop it was holding a vase of daisies. The clerk explained that it had a cover and offered me a discount. It was the largest piece of treen I had seen (it still is) and I dragged it back to my cubicle in the Madison Avenue advertising agency for which I worked...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1254157
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$4300.00
Portraying the "Star of France" accompanied by two smaller craft, this is a superb tribute to the famous three-master. Built in 1877, her history brought her through many glorious transformations, including berths in San Francisco and a late stint as an Alaskan fishing ship before she was destroyed in the first years of World War II. Late Nineteenth Century, approximately 23 inches by 16 inches by 10 inches deep. Excellent, fit condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1248297
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$250.00
Of fine quality Paris porcelain dressing table set of eight pieces: a rectangular tray, a pair of candlesticks, a pair of bottles, two covered jars and a ring tree, all hand-painted in a rare design of colorful pheasant feathers. Condition is fine but for stabilized damage to the larger jar. For scale, the tray is around 6-1/4 inches by 8-1/2 inches, the sticks about 4-3/4 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1247895
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$6200.00
Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1246272
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1300.00
Retaining its original finish and mirror, this home-spun redwood charmer is now my special chest for small-batch spices. (Since it no longer hangs on a wall and is suspended in front of storage shelves, occasionally small bottles disappear out the back,only to be found after I need them...) The highly imaginative caduceus above and other classical motifs lend charm to the piece, and the towel bar below -- now housing a paper roll -- is very handy...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1244651
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$55.00
A fine service plate with a striking turquoise border and gold accents. Circa 1840, approximately nine inches at wider diameter. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1800 item #1240207
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$350.00
These two extraordinary 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.
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 : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1239125
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1575.00
On a robin's-egg blue ground are delicately painted stylized floral designs, a cluster of tulips and garland trails in red, yellow and green.New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Fine condition, approximately 15-7/8 inches wide by 8-7/8 inches deep by 6-3/8 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1229979
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$875.00
This lyrical pair of finely detailed Imari porcelain long dishes(naga zara)features a central design of a boy holding a large bowl over his head, with various auspicious symbols surrounding him,the whole scene in a jeweled lambrequin border. Arita, Japan 1680-1725, approximately four inches by 7-1/2 inches by 1-7/8 inches high at rim. Superb condition with little sign of use and no damages or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1210204
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$125.00
Gilt swirling vines encircle this exquisite, scalloped-edged Imari porcelain plate, with three vignettes of a small boy peeping from behind his mother's skirts, her turned head lending an almost surreal elegance to the scene. Japan, circa 1900. Approximately 8-5/8 inches in diameter, no chips, cracks or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #1209559
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$3200.00
Remarkably well-preserved, this fine relic of the Napoleonic Wars was made by an imprisoned sailor on one of the prison ships (pontons) in Britain. It boasts a pair of under-glass (sous-verre) paintings of a Directoire dandy (un Incroyable) and a fashionable woman (une Merveilleuse) of the late Eighteenth Century on its sliding covers, which enclose the set of tiles. Bone with wooden secondary elements.Minor chips and one old corner repair...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1209272
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1100.00
The frog became an important symbol of resurrection during the reign of Amenhotep in the Eighteenth Dynasty. This fine and delicate finger may have been a small gift from the pharaoh himself.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1207673
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$100.00
Carved from dark green porphyry, this pendant bead in the form of the Eye of Horus was placed with a mummified body to protect it in its journey in the underworld. Fourteenth Century B.C. Approximately 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch.
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 : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1205273
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$185.00
Deeply molded with the Eye of Horus (wedjet,) the Feather of Truth floating above, this ancient Egyptian pendant promised protection in the underworld to its wearer. Approximately 1-5/8 inches by 1-7/8 inches, is is in very fine condition, with one chip to the upper right-hand border. Nice grooen color. Late New Kingdom,circa 1200 B.C.
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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1194618
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$850.00
Gowned in court finery and garlanded in flowers, the Goddess Flora steps into a glade of poppy capsules (?) surrounded by stylized floral borders -- beauty in full bloom! Approximately 18-1/2 inches by 21-1/2 inches and in excellent condition, this superb example of wool-and-silk needlework might once have graced a noble seat-back or fire screen, French, late Seventeenth Century to early Eighteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #1192995
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$245.00
Very practical and elegant in its simplicity, this sensitively turned candle-stand is designed to keep a candlestick lifted above eye level where its light can shine down to best effect, yet be nearby. Of straight-grain mahogany, with a handsome disk of figured wood inset in the top to mask the end of the central shaft, it is probably British and dates from the latter Eighteenth Century...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #1192976
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$3600.00
This exquisite pair of Ching Dynasty tall tables or stands is finely constructed of elegant East Indian rosewood (huali, Dalbergia latifolia,) the tops inset with richly figured black-and-white marble. Each 38-1/4 inches high and 11-inch square. Circa 1780-1820.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1191513
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
A golden phoenix has flown into a flowering tree and looks into a garden below where a chrysanthemum bush blossoms forth from a mystical rock. The poetry of this scene discloses a hidden reference to the ancient imperial lineage: the fortuitous phoenix, prime creature of the air hovers protectively over the sixteen-petaled chrysanthemum, the kiku, symbol of the Imperial house...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #1185390
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
Approximately seven inches by three inches, this handsome repousse and finely cast silver reliquary consists of a hinged frame attached to a rococo handle. The hinged front opens to contain a relic or painting (there is now a mirror.) The tourgha mark of quality is about nine o'clock on the back of the main body, although it is hard to find in the elaborate working of the rococo work.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1173651
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$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 : Furnishings : Architectural : Hardware : Pre 1900 item #1171229
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
Fashioned of heavy-duty bronze, this superb ceiling rosette for suspending a chandelier is finished in finest fire-gilding with burnished highlights. The design of radiating acanthus leaves is both subtle and elegant. Probably French or German, it is about seven inches in diameter and is in excellent condition, ready for a fine lighting fixture.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1171102
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
This early tea bowl (chawan) or noodle cup (soba choko) is decorated in classic style with a single chevron on two sides and stripes and indented spaces on the others. There are gold lacquer repairs to five rim chips and a single crack. Approximately 3-5/8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide and deep. Japan, circa 1600.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1170220
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2800.00
Fashioned from old select sections of luxurious and now extinct huanghuali (silver rosewood), this small table/stool is graceful and sturdily made. It is approximate 13 inches by 13-1/4 inches by 20-1/4 tall.
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.