Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #263712 (stock #333AAA)
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Dating from around the beginning of World War II, this handsome brooch in the form of a Freedom Torch is decorated in red, white and blue enamels and bears the motto, “Fight For Freedom.” Stamped on the back is “Silson Patented” it is approximately three inches by 1-5/8 inches.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #172640 (stock #321AAA)
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This bright and lovely porcelain charger is decorated in the typical Imari palette of underglaze cobalt blue with overglazes of opaque iron-red and transparent emerald green, The condition is extraordinarily good, with only slight wear to the sweeping gold highlight. Japanese, circa 1850, approximately 12-1/4 inches in diameter and 1-3/4 inches deep.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #156993 (stock #292AAA)
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Of elegant simplicity is this scrimshaw jagging wheel in walrus ivory, a love token well preserved. Skillful details include pierced motifs of an arrow aiming for a heart and the brass wheel-shaft delicately sealed with an ivory plug. American or English, first half Nineteenth Century. Excellent state of preservation, approximately 6-3/8 inches long by one inch wide; wheel is about 1-3/8 inches in diameter
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1900 item #151430 (stock #280AAA)
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With a repertoire designed for the American Market, this Swiss cylinder music box offers 10 airs: popular numbers Willie, We Have Missed You; I’m Off To California; Hail, Columbia; Ill Wear The Trowsers, Oh!, and Kiss Me Good-bye, Darling, as well as classical favorites Noces d’Olivette (American title Merimac (sic), You Shall Be A Clipper, and pieces from classical favorites of the day: The Mascot (Audran), Les Georgiennes (Offenbach), Guilleme Tell (Rossini) and I Lombardi (Verdi)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #111165 (stock #259AAA)
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Rising unsullied as it does from the mud to perfect, luminous beauty, the lotus is one of Buddhism’s most powerful symbols, embodying many of its principles. Originally, this massive bronze bowl probably graced an altar as a receptacle for incense, and like many holy implements, is fully fashioned on all surfaces. The strongly defined central leaf is supported by a swirling stem bearing buds in various stages of development. In superb condition, the sculpture retains a deep, lustrous patina...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #109302 (stock #255AAA)
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Graceful and practical, this rare English sterling silver wine ewer bears the full hallmarks of Martin Hall & Co., London, 1874-75, as well as on the ivory-insulated handle and pineapple-capped finial...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #106760 (stock #249AAA)
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This elegant bronze lantern dates from the Meiji Period and can be used as a hanging light or on a table. (A low-wattage light, easily removable, has been fitted inside.) In the form of a small tea house, it is decorated in intricate detail with flowers, birds, grasses and bamboo in high relief. Japan, third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, in excellent condition and patina. Roof line approximately 10-inches square and 11inches to the top of the hanging ring.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #90176 (stock #248AAA)
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This striking large Sheffield plate tea caddy is finely hand-repoussed in neo-rococo style. English, late Nineteenth Century. It holds an impressive amount of tea, large enough to serve as a small biscuit box, and will be a beautiful addition to any service. A Sheffield caddy spoon is included. Approximately 5-1/2 inches high and 4-1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Ivory : Pre 1837 VR item #81757 (stock #242AAA)
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Two framed scenes grace this magnificent six-inch antique scrimshaw tooth. On the face a very theatrical seaman (pirate?) addresses his bashful young lady. The other side portrays quite another female figure, a fashionable, fur-draped belle with a daintily poised lorgnette in one hand. The extraordinary engraving is intensified with black ink. Superb patina and condition. Probably British, circa 1835.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Ivory : Pre 1837 VR item #81756 (stock #241AAA)
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Beautifully engraved, this 7-1/4-inch antique whale tooth bears the image of a British naval officer in full regalia, medals and all. Brown, red and blue inks lend dimension and depth to the skillfully engraved figure. Excellent condition and patina. British, circa 1840.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #81754 (stock #240AAA)
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A nicely engraved rendering of a three-mast whaling ship described as the “Cerf, 18 Guns” decorates this antique whale tooth. Very good condition and patina. Approximately 5-1/4 inches long. American or British, circa 1830 to 1850.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #81120 (stock #238AAA)
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An exquisite and impressive blanc-de-chine statue of the Goddess of Benevolent Mercy would lend a graceful presence to any setting. Formerly part of the 1920’s decor of San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins Hotel, it has magnificent detail and is in excellent condition, with only the very tip of one finger missing from the removable left hand and couple of sight firing cracks at the back of the base...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Wood : Pre 1920 item #73855 (stock #237AAA)
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The creator of this amusing seat probably never saw a Seventeenth Century Burgundian salt stool, but this item delightfully resembles one! Probably designed as a close stool to house the chamber pot, it is made of redwood and displays some of the elements of the earlier form and bears traces of early gold paint. The interior hinges have been replaced and the top is covered in a handwoven antique textile of naturally dyed stripes . A truly charming example of primitive furniture...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #24767 (stock #183AAA)
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From the design of noted William Spratling comes this chunky Art Deco box mounted with cabuchon amethysts. It is unsigned but is the same form and dimension as a very similar one, without the ring for suspending, in the collection of Rosebud Gallery datable to his early Mexican sojourn, 1931 to 1945, which is illustrated full-page (93) in Cederwall, Riney SPRATLING SILVER (Chronicle Books, 1990). Approximately 1-7/8 inches by 1-1/4 inches by 1-1/8 inches deep.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #21177 (stock #133AAA)
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This fine mug bears the early hallmark of Philadelphia’s “James E Caldwell & Co.,” dating it to around 1850. It shares a close stylistic appearance to a slightly earlier cup in our collection, Trocadero # 21176, as well a history of descending in the family of Nicholas Biddle, founder of the Bank of the United States and builder of Classical masterpiece, Andalusia...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #21176 (stock #132AAA)
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By its hallmark, “Bennett & Caldwell,” it is possible to date this superb mug to between 1843 and 1848, the Philadelphia partnership that eventually led to today’s J E Caldwell & Company.(To see this piece's cousin, please view another cup that descended in the Biddle family, Trocadero #21177.) All in neo-Rococo style, the ballooned sides boast panels of repousse rose festoons alternating with plain, bordered panels, one bearing the initials “CB.” The applied ogee rim blends in with ...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #19064 (stock #118AAA)
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Some day the fine art of letter-writing will be gone the way of five-cent coffee and the button-hook, but there once was a time when it was daily pleasure, even while traveling, and so the implements of correspondence went along with the traveler. And unless one had the luxury of retainers, it was necessary to make one’s impedimenta as light as possible. Here is an elegant little aid to the writer, a calamander ebony inkpot, simple but luxurious...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1837 VR item #16171 (stock #92AAA)
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Produced for the American and European markets, this type of Japanese porcelain of the early Nineteenth Century has a sort of light, folksy charm. The deep cobalt blue of the central medallion floats above the cloud-like scenes of birds in flowering landscapes, divided by rich diaper and brocade segments. Lovely condition, with little wear to the gilding. Diameter approximately 8-1/2 inches.