Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446834
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$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 1837 VR item #446836
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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 : Metals : Brass : Pre 1700 item #458966
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$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 : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #458968
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$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 #458970
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$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 : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #480600
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$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 : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #493860
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$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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #506173
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$3200.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #518312
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On Hold
In Leona Davis Boylan's landmark "Spanish Colonial Silver" (Museum of New Mexico Press,1974), there is illustrated a similar silver water pot. This rare example is uncovered and measures approximately 3-3/4 inches (9-1/2 cm) high and seven inches (18 cm)in diameter at the handles, with a weight of 271 grams. It is offered in "as-found" condition, although to my eye the marks of time only make the piece more appealing. However, for the more fastidious the bumps can easily be planched out...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #526283
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$800.00
In superb condition, this pair of Rouen faience is decorated with brilliant chinoiserie lambrequins. Bearing the the factory mark of La Veuve Levavasseur, they measure approximately 5-3/4 inches high and are four inches square at the flared tops. French, circa 1770.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #530822
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$1650.00
This fine pair of late Eighteenth Century vases is thickly glazed in rich cobalt blue on the outside, and with turquoise glazing on the interiors of the tops and on the bottoms. Delicate gilding defines each vase's eight reticulated side panels. Probably designed to hold incense at an altar, the vases each conceal a cylindrical central interior with the outer walls lending a graceful octagonal baluster form...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #531243
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$550.00
One of the most sought-after promotional items is the Huntley & Palmer lithographed tin biscuit box that masquerades as a collection of the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott, “Rob Roy,” “Ivanhoe,” “Guy Mannering,” etc. Here is a remarkably well-preserved example, the colors brilliant and the “leather belt” and gilt edges in pristine condition. With the height and width of approximately 6-1/2 inches and the depth 4-3/4 inches, it is English and dates from about 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #532689
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$220.00
Not exactly a nature-study, unless there is a strain of maize with blue husks that I have not heard of. Nevertheless, this is charming and well-detailed six-inch delight is in excellent condition, with a gilded base. French, of the second quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1900 item #532720
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$650.00
In mint condition, this excellent overshot glass decanter by the noted Boston & Sandwich Glass Company would have been the pride of a grand Victorian dining room. There is a built-in pocket for ice and the twisted rope handles are particularly graceful. American, circa 1870, approximately 11 inches tall and 6-1/2 inches at widest point. (This is a genuine antique item, not a Czechoslovakian reproduction.)
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$3400.00
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 : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #535393
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$825.00
A very lively dragon spirals around the body of this large blue-decorated porcelain wine jar. Aside from two craquelure webs and a small pewter plug, the piece is in excellent condition., with no breaks or chips Korean, Eighteenth Century, approximately 10-1/2 inches tall and eight inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #535870
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$450.00
In their original presentation box, these rare forks are in superb condition, with vermeil tines. Each is 5-1/2 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1900 item #536833
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$160.00
A rare and attractive form of overshot glass -- a plain base rolled in glass chips and refired -- is this globular ink-well or vase, approximately 3-1/4 inches in diameter. In this instance, the piece was then polished to lend the body a metallic golden look, studded with jewels. American, circa 1875, it is in mint condition.