Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #493860
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$6600.00
Incorporating a fortune in Renaissance and later coins, this magnificent set is composed of two large decanters, a covered powder box and a shoe horn. It is marked "Geo.C. Shreve & Co. San Francisco." Circa 1880, superb condition. The decanters are 8-1/2 inches high and 5-1/2 inches wide, the powder box is 5-3/4 inches high and 4-1/4 inches in diameter and the shoe horn is 10-1/4 inches in length and two inches wide at the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #480600
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$16,000.00
Following the forced opening of Japan to world trade in the mid-Nineteenth Century, there was a great rush by the Western Hemisphere to enjoy the goods of this graceful and productive land. There was also a great curiosity on both sides to portray and understand the customs and effects of the foreigners...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1700 item #458970
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$275.00
Either Spanish or Dutch in origin, this sharply defined candlestick dates from the end of the Seventeenth Century. It is about seven inches tall, with a base 4-1/4 inches in diameter, and features a candle-extraction hole at the bottom of the candlecup.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #458968
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$275.00
This finely turned bell metal candlestick is English and dates from the early part of the Eighteenth Century. It is approximately seven inches high and four inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1700 item #458966
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$825.00
Here is a rare find: a pair of Seventeenth Century candlesticks in lustrous bell metal the color of rose gold. (Please note that the color of the metal in the pictures is not the true, lustrous red-gold of the actual objects.) Engraved with designs of stylized flowers and festoons, they are about six inches tall and 4-1/2 inches in diameter. Both sticks have been pierced (not by me!) for electrical wiring.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446836
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
SOLD
In order to access the tobacco within, the snuff-taker must know the right moves unlock and disengage the cover. The box is carved in the shape of a long, elegant slipper, originally red and black, with a nice low heel and a relief carving of a stylized plant with flowers and “fruit” of two bizarre demons’ heads. In superb condition, it is of Continental manufacture, late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth and measures 5-1/4 inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-5/8 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446834
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
In the form of a Turkish slipper with a Louis XV heel, this plump little wooden snuff box has a hidden trick opening device that makes it necessary to perform two actions before the contents are available. Of a fine fruitwood, with the “lock” of mahogany and a locking plate of engraved copper, it is a Continental creation of the early Nineteenth Century, in excellent condition and around 3-3/4 inches long by 1-3/4 inches high by 1-1/2 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1800 item #446567
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$535.00
Profusely carved with stylized flowers and hearts, this superb wooden snuff box was created in Wales in the Eighteenth Century. In splendid condition, it measure abou four inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-1/4 inches wide.
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 : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1800 item #431218
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1100.00
Of superb quality and in excellent condition is this French desk ornament that opens to reveal an ink pot, sander, two seal pots and four quill stands, with their removable rack. Including the rouge royale marble base, the finely detailed piece of circa 1800 is about six inches tall and of 4-3/4-inch diameter. An elegant addition to a classical setting.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3800.00
This superb Italian Renaissance ormolu monstrance frame is in the form of a starburst with a winged angel head at the base on either side. Dating from the third quarter of the Sixteenth Century, it measures approximately 6-1/4 inches high by seven inches wide, exclusive of its modern marble base.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Horn : Pre 1900 item #418483
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$325.00
In unusually fine state of preservation, this handsome French country snuff box is formed of blond horn studded and bound with brass. Engraved with stylized designs of birds and flowers and highlighted with deep yellow stain and inlaid red enamel, this fine folk art piece dates from the mid-Nineteenth Century and measures approximately 4-1/8 inches by 2-3/4 inches and 7/8 of an inch deep. (For a charmingly time-worn example, see Trocadero item 418544.)
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #385817
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$4700.00
In glowing, lustrous cinnabar lacquer, this elegant temple table has two drawers, lacquered black within, that slide all the way through. They are decorated with raised cloud-form plaques in all four fronts; this motif is repeated on the sides of the table. Fine carved diaper patterns adorn the sweeping legs and edges of the top. The piece measures approximately 35-3/4 inches by 23-1/4 inches by 29-3/4 inches high. There are few small flaws and those only minor. Japanese, Meiji Period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #376968
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$4400.00
The finest Etruscan bronzes I have owned in 50 years of collecting, this extraordinarily pair of belt hooks are in the form of Lasa, the winged “angel” attendant of Turan, the Etruscan equivalent of Aphrodite, goddess of love, particularly appropriate for this time of year. Dressed in a full-length chiton, the goddess presses her right hand to her heart and raised her left in the age-old sign of testament...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1700 item #375333
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3650.00
Two extraordinay beauties in Sienese Renaissance costumes are depicted in these highly detailed ivory chess figures. Both are about 4-1/4 inches in height, 1-3/4 wide and 7/8 of an inch deep. For stability they have been lightly attached to clear plastic plinthes. They are in excellent patinated condition. Italian, circa 1600.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1900 item #365696
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$60.00
Not having found a similar example, I do not know if this mustard pot is American, English or Continental. The glass body, with its design of stylized scallop shells, is formed in a three-part mould, and the hinged pewter top is of good weight and secure. It probably dates from the mid-Nineteenth Century and is about four inches tall, 2-1/2 inches in diameter, with a stemmed base about 1-3/4 inches in diameter.
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 : 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.