Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1244651
A fine service plate with a striking turquoise border and gold accents. Circa 1840, approximately nine inches at wider diameter. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1246272
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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1247895
Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1248297
Of fine quality Paris porcelain dressing table set of eight pieces: a rectangular tray, a pair of candlesticks, a pair of bottles, two covered jars and a ring tree, all hand-painted in a rare design of colorful pheasant feathers. Condition is fine but for stabilized damage to the larger jar. For scale, the tray is around 6-1/4 inches by 8-1/2 inches, the sticks about 4-3/4 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1254157
Portraying the "Star of France" accompanied by two smaller craft, this is a superb tribute to the famous three-master. Built in 1877, her history brought her through many glorious transformations, including berths in San Francisco and a late stint as an Alaskan fishing ship before she was destroyed in the first years of World War II. Late Nineteenth Century, approximately 23 inches by 16 inches by 10 inches deep. Excellent, fit condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1254322
In full sail on a bright, sunny day is portrayed the Norwegian clipper ship "Anna," originally "Anna of Bergen." Launched in 1868, she was dubbed the "Sailing Queen of Norway" and plied the seas in a long and distinguished career before being restored and retired to serving as the tall-ship training vessel she is today. Signed and dated "K Sorensen 1923," this fine diorama is in excellent condition and measures approximately 18-1/2 inches by 25-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #1256167
Price on Request
When I found this giant beauty more than half-a-century ago in the window of a Manhattan antiques shop it was holding a vase of daisies. The clerk explained that it had a cover and offered me a discount. It was the largest piece of treen I had seen (it still is) and I dragged it back to my cubicle in the Madison Avenue advertising agency for which I worked...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1258960
Offered is a collection of six important catalogs of Japanese swords and sword furniture published 1981 to 1984 by Robert E Haynes, "Highly Important Japanese Swords and Kodoku," and catalogs 4,5,6,7 and 8, all in excellent condition. Sold as a lot.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1261517
This example of rare plique-a-jour (windowpane,)gold-framed enamel was presented in 1914 to the admiral of a Russian battleship. (I have a picture of the ship inscribed by officers of the crew.) The fob is inscribed with a good-luck wish and the date of 1914 and measures about 1-1/2 inches by 3/4 inch overall. For luck the remains of the the fob's blue silk ribbon has been retained.)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1261611
The central portion of this fine Russian silver salver displays a highly detailed, swirling arabesque design. Marks indicate that it was made in Moscow in 1854, maker "AK." Approximately 5-1/2 inches in diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1263228
A fine example of classic restraint, this solid silver biscuit box was fashioned in Amsterdam in 1881, the tray produced for it in 1919. (Yes, the biscuits are NutterButters, a secret passion...) Box is about 5-5/8 inches in diameter, three inches high; tray is seven inches in diameter, 3/4 inch high. Weight of the two pieces is about 20 ounces. Superb condition!
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1980 item #1263240
The movement of a crashing wave is recalled by the sculpture's rolling form, the effect reverberating in its shining surfaces. A very limited (6/12) example of this noted contemporary sculptor's work. About 12 inches high by eight inches wide. Mounted to pivot on the black marble base.