Avery Art and Antiques
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. Each of the brushes – two hair brushes, a clothes brush and a hat brush – retains its original silk-brocade cartonnage bandeau, and packing papers bear the advertising of the maker, Hu...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #809080
Deceptively heavy at 23 Troy ounces, this superb object is finely designed and detailed. Manufactured by Towle Silversmiths around 1910, and marketed by Theodore B Starr of New York City, it is approximately 9-1/4 inches in diameter and 6-1/2 inches tall to the top of its handsome, cast swing handle. Excellent condition, with no damage or repairs. Please see related grape shears 809350.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1920 item #326702 (stock #374AAA)
In the fine, translucent green color of finest jade, this 32-inch-long necklace of 90 graduated Peking glass bead has been hand-knotted in silk for excellent presentation and strength. Chinese, early Twentieth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #82012 (stock #242AAA)
A well-executed moonlight landscape is shown on this porcelain dish, hand painted and with textured stippling. Arita kilns, late 19th-early 20th Centuries. Excellent condition, approximately 4-3/4 inches by 7-3/4 inches by 1-1/2 inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #385817
In glowing, lustrous cinnabar lacquer, this elegant temple table has two drawers, lacquered black within, that slide all the way through. They are decorated with raised cloud-form plaques in all four fronts; this motif is repeated on the sides of the table. Fine carved diaper patterns adorn the sweeping legs and edges of the top. The piece measures approximately 35-3/4 inches by 23-1/4 inches by 29-3/4 inches high. There are few small flaws and those only minor. Japanese, Meiji Period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #934908
Elegant and dramatic, this lacquer shrine (butsudan) is easily dissembled put together by one person. It is in excellent condition and retains several hidden drawers and compartments, as well as its gates, doors and slides for offerings and flower arranging. Urushi lacquer and kinpaku gilding are employed in great detail. Meiji Period, late Nineteenth Century. Approximately 44 inches by 20 inches by 16 inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #908944
A very charming Japanese "gobaku" (incense box) of fine, subtle quality. The design is two overlapping fans depicting the moon over waves and a pair of cranes in flight. Circa 1900, 3-7/9 inches by 5 inches by 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #961509
The central part of this extraordinary watch fob consists of graduated handmade chainwork in gold, silver and that special Japanese dark-brown alloy, shakudo. Approximately 4-1/2 inches in length, the elegant item is is excellent, unrepaired condition. Japan, Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1837 VR item #21171 (stock #129AAA)
Undoubtedly the most popular disciple of Buddha for artistic portrayal was the Japanese monk Daruma, most likely because his extreme devotion lent itself easily to ludicrous interpretation. Here, however, is a more eerie aspect of the legend: the reappearance of the aesthete some years after his death when he was seen in the western mountains of China, to whom he had introduced Zen Buddhism, traveling towards India, barefoot with one sandal in his right hand. This finely detailed watercolo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1930 item #934930
Handsome and elegant, this classic set of cuff-links and three shirt-studs are concave black onyx with enameled silver frames.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1990 item #299020 (stock #346AAA)
An inspired and humorous sculpture by noted contemporary sports artist Jenness Cortez, this little dude radiates vitality. The cold-painted colors on the bronze bring it even more to life. In pristine condition, it measures approximately five inches by 3-5/8 inches by 8-1/4 inches high, exclusive of its 3/4-inch marble base and is number 27 of an edition of 50, with Cortez's signature and copyright mark and date 1986. Tally-ho!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #298874 (stock #343AAA)
This little beer-lover is amazingly lifelike, with his beaming, pudgy face and stein held to his heart. There is an almost Roman portraiture quality to the bust, which lifts of to reveal a mustard pot. The two little barrels are for toothpicks and the original mustard spoon, stored behind the figure, is intact. It is in excellent shape with only minimal wear to the over-glaze paint and almost none to the oil gilding. French or German, late Nineteenth Century. Approximately three inches by 3-...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1980 item #1166524
Number 6 of a very limited edition of 30, this masterly etching was created in 1972 by the renowned Romanian artist Sigismond Kolos-Vary, who received French citizenship in 1955. Featured in two Paris museums and in museums and important collections throughout the world, the work of this important is even more in demand since his death in 1983. The paper is approximately 13 inches by 10 inches while the image is about 10-1/2 inches by eight. Signed and dated in pencil lower right-hand side. (Pl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #352798 (stock #384AAA)
Serene in meditation, Buddha sits upon a high-relief lotus with petals glazed in the prussian blue that is one of the signature colors of Kutani porcelain. Buddha’s elegant black robe is decorated in a lustrous black glaze that imitates fine brocade by its contrasting matte and gloss finishes. Repeated polychrome roundels of the wisteria mon (badge) brighten the robe. Japanese, Taisho Era, late Nineteenth to early Twentieth Centuries. Approximately 7-1/4 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide....
A very rare and well-preserved jug produced in late Sixteenth Century Faenza, just after the end of the elaborate "istoriate" period. Excellent condition, with a few rim chips and a small crack. Approximately 8-3/4 inches high and 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #14716 (stock #62AAA)
This snowy bowl always remind me of Christmas: the deer on the hill beneath the pine boughs seem to looking skyward for a star. The blue underglaze designs are intricate, but very soft and only confined to a central trellis-like medallion and a border on the bottom; it is relieved by bold red enamel rectangles and turquoise-surrounded roundels of phoenixes. The gilding is lavish yet restrained. Japan, circa 1860. Excellent condition. Approximately 11-3/8 inches in diameter by 3-3/4 inches de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #13814 (stock #33AAA)
This highly decorative shallow bowl, a major product of the Seto kilns, depicts the encounter of a beautiful and elegant Japanese woman and fierce-looking bearded man with some sort of evil intent in mind. Oh, you know the story... Well, frankly I don't, but if I find out, I will write it in. Anyhow, the whole thing is illustrated in elaborate colored enamels and gilt on the finely potted body with a crackled glaze. The condition is excellent, with only one small firing bubble that has burst (s...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #147446 (stock #276AAA)
Classically elegant is this very large (approximately 19-1/2 inches by 15 inches by nine inches high)Wedgwood foot bath in finely molded creamware. With a large impressed WEDGWOOD mark and the impressed mark CBD, indicating an 1875 manufacture, it is decorated with a border of laurel leaves enameled in turquoise, the same shade used to highlight the scallop-shell handles and encircling borders. A simple dotted collar border is enameled in pale olive. It is excellent condition, with only min...