Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1266713
I love the three-dimensional effect of this pure-silver ice bucket, a tribute to the genius of Japanese metal smiths...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #1280066
Finely wrought of steel and ebony, this handsome and rare "manche-a-gigot" would allow the carver-at-table to hold steady a leg-of-lamb. (This problem of service unfortunately led to the rolled-and-tied boneless -- and less succulent -- cut of lamb served at tables nowadays. And alas, no meaty bone for next-day's Scotch broth!) French, Second Empire, circa third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, approximately seven inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1280449
Excavated near Filadelfia, Costa Rico, this impressive vase is in the striking Nicoya Polychrome style. Applied to one side of the bulbous tripod body is the head of an animal, probably a jaguar or coatimundi, resting on its forearms. A band of hieroglyphs encircles the vase's collar and other designs run around the legs and in a ribbon down the back. Excellent unbroken condition, with some wear to the buff paint of the body, but with all motifs intact...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1800 item #1285102
"He is covered with stars, ribbons and medals, more like a Prince of the Opera than the Conqueror of the Nile. It is really melancholy to see a brave and good man, who has deserved well of his country, cutting so pitiful a figure." This was written by General Sir John Moore upon receiving this painting of his friend and fellow defender of England, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1304606
In order to protect her son Eros from the zealous infatuation of Psyche, goddess of love Aphrodite placed a curse on the over-ardent nymph: if the boy ever beheld her she would turn into a butterfly. So their meetings were only in the dark of night. But of course the girl soon tired of not seeing her beloved and sneaked in one night with an oil lamp. An errant drop of hot oil from the lamp awoke the young god and away fluttered Psyche...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1306130
All decked out in his hunting outfit, heavy tunic,boots and brimmed cap, with pouch and powder horn at his side, a long-barreled rifle in one hand and the proof of his prowess in the other, this elegant bearded and mustachioed gentilhomme is ready for his next prey. Brass brads lend brilliance to the eyes. Condition is excellent, with only the lower part of one rabbit foot (good luck?) missing and and an old repair to the round base. French, third quarter of the Nineteenth Century...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1309359
A fine two-volume treatise on the work of this Huguenot cartographer and topographical artist, working in France, England and Florida, 1564-5. Two volumes in slip case. published by British Museum Publications, 1977. Superb condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1313126
Special catalog of the landmark 1971 exhibition of this important artist's composed almost entirely of commercial packing materials, a tribute to "the relationship between artist,science, and business." Approximately 10 inches by seven inches, with nine full-color images and two large photographic scenes of the artist at work.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1800 item #1315464
Exceptionally fine English lantern with golden brass mounts of highest quality displaying classical motifs of Greek key and anthemium leaves. Circa 1800. English, approximately 22-1/2 inches in length.