It was confusing as to where to place this extraordinary item, which most likely furnished the central cut for a poster...
Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE design was first seen at the May 1966 show at his legendary Stable Gallery. This is the original poster for the show and a great rarity. Excellent condition. 36 inches by 24 inches.
Finely preserved in all its elaborate classical detail, this carved bone prisoner-of-war scrimshaw dominoes box retains its bones and counters in separate interior compartments. Four booted and helmeted “bearers” form the corners, with sides and barreled sliding lids reticulated in flowing floral and geometric designs...
One can imagine the young Werner Scholz (1898-1982) being abraded by the instructor for painting the classroom instead of the nude model! This was before the artist lost his left arm in the First World War, a disaster that did not prevent him from becoming a prime figure in the German Post-Expressionist movement. After the war, the rise of National Socialism caused Scholz to flee his native country for Switzerland, where he continued his work to become an important artist...
This bright and captivating view of Early Twentieth Century Berlin was done while Scholz (1898-1982) was still a student in the early years of World War I and contains many of the Expressionist elements that later developed in his more Abstract work. (See for reference related item 1129820.) The painting, portraying the capital's sparkling Princessenstrasse on a sunny day, is painted in oil on artist's board...
This excellent specimen of Flemish weaving is made of of several sections of a much larger piece. At the top is the figure of a kneeling angel, below are cascades of verdure with borders on either side. Belgium, Sixteenth Century. The item is pieced and patched, but beautiful and healthy. Approximately 17 1/2 inches wide by 99 inches long.
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.
CHURCHILL, Alfred Vance, "114th Street Elevated" (so inscribed on reverse), oil on artist board, approximately six inches by eight inches, 13 inches by 17 inches framed. Born at Oberlin, Ohio, in 1864, A V Churchill traveled to Paris to study art there at the renowned Academie Julian, where he became directly involved in the flourishing Impressionist Movement...
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
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.
Carved upright carved shaped like cricket bats and lashed onto crossed elements at either end serve as legs on this rack, which could be placed on the camel to load him up even more. Then, at safari's destination, the rig was placed in the tent, a top placed on top, to become a service table. Very practical! (For everyone but the poor camel...) Madagascar, circa 1900. Ex coll.: James Willis Tribal Art, San Francisco, CA. Top approximmately 37 inches by 67 inches, 35-1/2 high.
This drawing of a dramatic female central figure in a flowing gown and holding a cockle shell being observed by two others is full of the beautiful and mysterious grace for which this great artist was admired throughout the world. Born in Argentina and reared in Milan, Fini lived most of her life in Paris, where she created a large oeuvre of drawings, paintings, stage and costume designs, etc...
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.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
Looking as sharp as the day it was made is this elegant sterling silver three-piece tea service from the workshop of veteran silversmith William Hall, first registered in London in 1795. Weighing a serious four pounds all in, the set features neo-Rococo designs of repousse flowers and foliage, with borders of interlaced stylized fronds, all expressing the work of a master craftsman and hall marked London, 1815 to 1826...
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
With heavy, solid links, this 14-karat gold bracelet weighs in at 1.5675 ounces. It has an excellent safety clasp with extra snap-lock. American, circa 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #533520
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
This 26-inch tall Persian brass candlestick dates from the end of the Sixteenth Century to the beginning of the Seventeenth Century. It is in superb condition and color and has only a small drill hole at the base that allowed it to be mounted as a 46-inch tall lamp. It is approximately nine inches in diameter at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #14938 (stock #69AAA)
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...
This 11 by 15-1/4 inch sterling silver is in exceptionally fine condition and of massive weight, a bit over 3-1/2 pounds. It bears the London hallmarks of 1789-90, maker William Simons.
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...