Avery Art and Antiques
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #979595
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$1450.00
Recovered from a burial and meticulously remounted on ancient cotton, this colorful collar from coastal Peru consists of shell and stone appliques in the form of stylized pelicans and other forms. The collar measures about nine inches by 7-1/2 inches and is displayed in an antique ebonized frame. Peru,1000 to 1400 A.D.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1900 item #1169258
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$1425.00
Guilio Cesare Ferrari, born Bologna, Italy, 1813 or 18, died 1899, was a professor of classical arts and painter of Romantic Classical scenes and portraits. Examples of his work can be found in the Bologna Museum, etc. This little gem portrays the craggy harbor of a sea-tossed island where a sail-ship has become wrecked in the harbor: Ulysses at the Isle of Circe? It is quite magical... Approximately four inches by eight inches, heavy impasto oil painting on board in the manner of Montecello.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #24823 (stock #187AAA)
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$1400.00
Based on famous Eighteenth Century paintings, these country lovers, a smitten swain and the bashful object of his affection, were created by the famous Paris porcelain factory of Jacob Petit in the rue de Belleville around 1830 and probably were modeled by the sculptor Revenand. Their resplendent costumes, lavishly woven and embroidered, belie the couple’s humble origins: these are no field hand and barefoot housemaid, but a pair of courtiers playing peasants...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #971300
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1400.00
In sixty years of collecting and dealing in antique coquille carvings, this is the most elaborate piece I have seen, a whistle in celebration of the newly established liberal laws of King Louis-Philippe, who described himself as “King of the French,” rather than “King of France.” A plaque inscribed “Loi de 1831” is guarded over by a seated lion, symbolizing royal authority...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1837 VR item #620410
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$1400.00
In excellent condition, with original mirror intact, this fine American looking-glass features a delicate verre eglomise entablature with a central design of the symbols of passionate love: flaming heart, torch and a quiver of arrows. The painting and silvering and gilding are in extraordinary condition. American, circa 1810, approximately 25 inches by 15 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #13514 (stock #11AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1400.00
WOODAHL, Francis (1938 to 1984) "Prairie Morn," tempera on board. Picturing in very fine detail a wonderfully peaceful scene: a young squaw is bathing in a stream with tepees in the central background, behind which rise verdant hills and a snow-capped mountain range. A moment in Paradise! And a fine opportunity to obtain a work by this distinguished Western artist. Approximately 10 by 12 inches, Barbizon frame. Cf: "Contemporary Western Artists," 1982 (Bonanza)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #809080
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$1350.00
Deceptively heavy at 23 Troy ounces, this superb object is finely designed and detailed. Manufactured by Towle Silversmiths around 1910, and marketed by Theodore Starr of New York City, it is approximately 9-1/4 inches in diameter and 6-1/2 inches tall to the top of its handsome swing handle. Excellent condition, with no damage or repairs. Please see related grape shears 809350.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1700 item #777266
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$1350.00
Monumental treatise by Bizot, Amsterdam, 1689, on the large output of medallions struck in Renaissance Holland, with engravings of hundreds of examples, in three volumes, including the large supplement of 1690, with an addendum describing and illustrating the tomb of William of Orange in Delft. The books are in healthy condition, retaining most of their original, gold-tooled leather binding.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1837 VR item #21171 (stock #129AAA)
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$1300.00
Undoubtedly the most popular disciple of Buddha for artistic portrayal was the Japanese monk Daruma, most likely because his extreme devotion lent itself easily to ludicrous interpretation. Here, however, is a more eerie aspect of the legend: the reappearance of the aesthete some years after his death when he was seen in the western mountains of China, to whom he had introduced Zen Buddhism, traveling towards India, barefoot with one sandal in his right hand...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1246272
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$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 : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #14937 (stock #68AAA)
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$1250.00
An exceptionally fine piece of Dutch East Indian metalwork is this large, handsomely shaped and engraved punch bowl made for the European market. The outer surfaces have a fine, polished golden color, while the interior and bottom have the patina of old bronze. Over much of the outside are designs of trails of foliage, diaper patterns and stylized leaves on a punched ground. It is in very fine condition, and measures approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and 3-1/2 inches high...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1940 item #15219 (stock #75AAA)
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$1250.00
A beautiful heavyweight ice bowl by the prestigious San Francisco silversmiths, Shreve & Co. In simple flattened globe form with an ogee base, its only decoration is graduated banding near the edge and foot and fine strapped handles. The engraved initials are "J.O.M." (J.Ogden Mills, prominent San Francisco figure) echoing the style of the handles. Superb condition. Approximately 6-1/2 inches by 7-1/2 inches. Circa 1930. Approximate weight 14 ounces Troy.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1800 item #968861
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$1250.00
I have seen only one related cup like this, similar in size with two legs and described as a mortar, which they might well be, for there is some wear to the bottoms of the bowls, but they would require light handling of the pestle. I term mine a chalice, for the worn carved motif at the top of each leg could be interpreted as a Dove of Peace, but somehow I do not think so. Approximately seven inches tall and 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 inches in diameter. New England, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #355751 (stock #386AAA)
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$1200.00
A graceful example of Gorham mastery is this neoclassic Medallion vase in coin silver, circa 1865. The swagged applied decoration meets at two high-relief heads, a man and a woman. Fine condition, with only very minor signs of age, and typical good weight. Approximately 6-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Pre 1960 item #23666 (stock #169AAA)
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$1200.00
Purchased over fifty years ago at San Francisco’s taste emporium Gump’s, these massive lamps in the form of reticulated covered urns light up three ways: inside, above or the two in combination. The bodies have a pattern of prunus trees against bamboo leaves. Grand in scale, they are approximately 38 inches in full height and have a wingspan of about 28 inches; the Chinese porcelain urns themselves are around 28 inches tall and 16 inches in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1028702
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$1200.00
With a chiseled design of prunus blossoms on a ground of cracked ice, symbols of spring, this gem bears the mark the silversmith, Luen Wo, and is in excellent condition. Approximately 4-1/4 inches tall and 2-3/4 inches in diameter.