Avery Art and Antiques
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1940 item #1265025
Not many people remember when uniformed attendants were the guardians of urban folk at the municipal skating rink. (See for instance Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in "Shall We Dance" [1937]) Here is Art Deco form is a representative attendant.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1265226
This unusual antique Chinese gilded architectural carving portrays a cricket on tree leaf on a seeded green ground. It is finely mounted in a distressed frame of dark red lacquer, and on the back bears the paper label of legendary San Francisco art dealer and framer E B Courvoisier. Circa 1800. Approximately nine inches by 13-1/2 inches.
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1292315
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 Chinese, Eighteenth Century, approximately 10-1/2 inches tall and eight inches in diameter.