Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #24765 (stock #181AAA)
Wonderfully sturdy but with a delicate air is this lovely chamberstick, French. mid-Eighteenth Century. The base and candle cup are almost identical to Figure C on page 205 of THE BRASS BOOK by Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer (1978, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), but the shell-decorated handle is pierced and counterbalanced with a finger hold underneath. Excellent condition, approximately 7-1/2 inches long by 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #24823 (stock #187AAA)
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 : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #27255 (stock #195AAA)
Quite wearable -- if you have size 6-1/4 hands – is this pair of high-fashion 1930’s day gloves in finest kidskin. They are in perfect condition and were made in France by the noted firm of Perrin’s. Approximately 8-1/2 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #27256 (stock #196AAA)
Just waiting for a length of silk ribbon is this handsome chrome-plated French buckle in blue champleve enamel set with crackled paste cabuchons. Fine wearable condition, circa 1930, approximately 2-1/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #34448 (stock #204AAA)
A charming bit of rustic handicraft is this small snuff-box made of carefully built-up thin layers of serrated birch bark held in place by many tiny brass nails. Small cut-out circles reveal a surprise of blue underneath, and a trace of shiny brown at the base suggests that it was probably originally bound like that all around the top and bottom in that manner. The original leather thong still forms the handle for the top. Early to mid-Nineteenth Century, probably Tyrolean or Alpine...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #34636 (stock #205AAA)
Here is a glorious tribute to summer’s warm beauty that will chase the winter blues from any room. By noted French flower painter, Raoul Victor Maurice Maucherat de Longpre, it portrays a freshly gathered bouquet of poppies, daisies, bachelor’s buttons and Queen Anne’s lace gracefully lying on a stone wall, the sort of still-life that the artist was famous for all of his career, which began at the Salon de Paris in 1876...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #34696 (stock #206AAA)
Dramatically handsome is this miniature tansu, designed to hold dolls' clothes for the celebration of Girls Day in Japan. Covered on all sides in Korean-style marquetry of various woods -- red ash, persimmon, ebony – in a crazy-quilt jumble of stylized fans, game boards and geometric devices, highlighted with silvered mounts...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34707 (stock #207AAA)
A nice set of four matched American coin silver teaspoons in very fine condition are always welcome in a collection of early Nineteenth Century silver. These pieces are hallmarked “Dunlap & Parker” and initialed “J.R.B.” in fine contemporaneous script. (One spoon has a slight ripple at the center of its crest that can easily be removed.) Approximately six inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34709 (stock #208AAA)
Here are three pieces of American coin silver flatware. The large spoon, approximately 8-3/4 inches in length bears the hallmark of A. B. Vancott, as well as English-style pseudo-hallmarks. The shell-bowled mustard spoon, circa 1850, has a bright-cut crest and is hallmarked “B. M. Chamberlain & Son Coin.” The graceful little teaspoon is hallmarked “AGF” for Abraham Gerritze Forbes, who worked in New York City from around 1769 to 1795. Lovely condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #34711 (stock #209AAA)
This is a lovely little transfer-printed pitcher with fine motifs relating to the sea. One side displays a full compass rose flanked by sailing vessels, the other side is emblazoned with a sentimental poem about a seafaring man. The floral borders of the poem and other details are highlighted with colored glazes, while the background in rare orange luster. Sunderland, Durham, England, circa 1830-1840. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide at the handle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #42780 (stock #212AAA)
A very elegant baluster-shaped jug, the lavish copper-luster surfaces are extraordinarily well preserved. Raised decoration of vines and grapes and flowers float above a ground molded to resemble beaten copped. Each side is further adorned with a central floral nosegay in rose, green and yellow opaque glazes. They only discernible flaw to the piece is some chipping to one of the roses. English, circa 1850. Approximately 7-1/4 inches tall by 6-1/2 inches wide and 4-3/4 inches deep.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #43017 (stock #216AAA)
A good mark of a fine jewel is that the back is finished as properly as the front. This piece meets that criterion: its sculptural Art Nouveau gold-work is delightful from any angle. Sporting a fine cornflower blue sapphire, it is at once delicate and powerful. Fourteen karat. Circa 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1800 item #43519 (stock #219AAA)
A Gustavian lighting fixture of exceptional beauty is this crystal chandelier in exceptionally fine condition and quality. The crystals are all fully cut -- not molded --and exceptionally brilliant, typical of Swedish pieces of this period. In classic fountain cascade form, there are four arms for candles; they have never been wired for electricity. It is approximately 34 inches tall by 24 inches in diameter. Circa 1800.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #43525 (stock #220AAA)
“Hark, the herald angels sing!” I have always imagined that this German High Renaissance figure of an archangel originally must have held a music book in his missing hands. Even in its deteriorated state, there is a magnificence to the statue’s graceful, liquid form, and fortunately, there is no damage to the carving of the handsome, beatific face. Traces of the original gesso and gilding remain and the piece has been stabilized by the addition of a heavy old marble base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #43669 (stock #222AAA)
A product of Palawan Island, Philippine Archepelago, this finely crafted blowgun quiver was collected by noted anthropologist Henry Otley Beyer in his study of native Philippine ethnic culture. With its body formed of bamboo sections, a long wooden hook serves to attach the quiver to the hunter’s sash and also provides a firm closure for the top. The hook is graced with unusually skillful carvings of the prey: a wild boar and a bird...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #43670 (stock #223AAA)
This is a superb example of bamboo work: a food container from Mindanao Island, Philippine Archipelago. The central body is strengthened by bands of woven rattan that are, in turn, supplemented by finer-woven band forming supports, an elaborate handle and an implement holder. Probably early Twentieth Century, approximately 12-1/2 inches tall by five inches in diameter. A beautiful addition to any collection of Oceanic art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #73850 (stock #236AAA)
A sturdy little coffer for storing and heating betel nuts and the lime necessary for chewing them, this fine brass work, approximately 5-1/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches by two inches high, is nicely punched and engraved with designs of trailing foliage and geometric patterns. Raised framing has been filed to suggest rope-work.. It is easy to see how this form influenced the design of early Dutch tobacco boxes. The two metal inside dividers are missing, but the piece retains its push button lock...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #82008 (stock #243AAA)
A finely painted pine tree, symbol of yielding strength, is depicted on this 5-inch by 6-1/2-inch by 1-1/4-inch plate. Japanese porcelain, circa 1870. Mint condition, but please note that there is a 1/4-inch bit of firing frit on the bottom rim.