Avery Art and Antiques
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...
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, which I interpret to indicate 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 border is enameled in pale olive...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21262 (stock #134AAA)
Classical simplicity is exemplified in this large and elegant cup by Tiffany & Company. The softly textured straight sides rise from a border of laurel leaves in strong relief and are capped by a pearled rim. A sweeping monogram in interlaced script reads, I think, “ELT.” Hallmarks indicating purity at “Eng(lish) Sterling 925-1000” and “G & W” for directors Grosjean & Woodward date the piece to 1854-55. Mint condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1837 VR item #925014
In the form cinquefoil rosettes, these highly-detailed and finely-detailed tiebacks are prime examples of English stamped-brass work. Approximately 3-1/2 inches in diameter, the rosettes are backed in iron and have iron shafts that are about 3-1/2 inches in length to the tops of their original hand-formed mounting screws. Fine condition and excellent patina. England, circa 1825.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #360705
An elaborate design of a fan, a banner, a saki keg, etc., floating in swirling seaweed and Buddhist symbols covers the sides of this dramatic hibachi, or Japanese brazier. The top bears an equally elaborate design of ho-o birds and flowering kiri (paulonia) branches, symbols of the female principle and the Empress...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #535393
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 Korean, Eighteenth Century, approximately 10-1/2 inches tall and eight inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #13605 (stock #23AAA)
Stately and subtle, this tall vase exemplifies the virtues that have made Oribe stoneware favored by Japanese tea ceremonial connoisseurs and others for centuries. The soaring form and intentionally coarse surface make a monolithic background for the underglaze iron-oxide designs of weathered pinetrees on one side and the cavelike scene of "hanging persimmons" suspended from a slanted double border of latticework on the other...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #18602 (stock #112AAA)
Gargantuan in scale, this handsome item, marked simply “Ironstone China,” is the only one like it I have ever seen. The octagonal shape and heavy base would seem to rule out use as a drinking mug, so maybe it served for warming or cooling a bottle. Boldly decorated in “Imari” style patterns of dark blue, iron-rust red and light blue, highlighted with copper luster and a bright green handle, it is truly impressive, English, circa 1820. Mint condition...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #945611
This New England ash burl bowl is not only powerful in its grace and appeal but is signed with hills and arrows. It is solid condition and measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and 5-1/4 inches in height. Late Seventeenth to early Eighteenth Centuries.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #15245 (stock #85AAA)
The charm of this generously sized sterling silver bowl is its simplicity. The only ornamentation is a beautiful torqued band running almost free-standing around the rim. Of excellent weight and condition, it bears the hallmark of Towle. Made around 1940 to 1950. Approximately ten inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches deep.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1970 item #1166713
This drawing of a dramatic female central figure in a flowing gown and holding a cockle shell being observed by two others is full of the beautiful and mysterious grace for which this great artist was admired throughout the world. Born in Argentina and reared in Milan, Fini lived most of her life in Paris, where she created a large oeuvre of drawings, paintings, stage and costume designs, etc...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1980 item #16430 (stock #95AAA)
Now retired from painting, Micheline Rodolphe Rousseau, was the nom- de-brosse of a witty and charming Frenchwoman who delighted us for years with her scenes of France of the Belle Epoch. It is almost as if she said, "Reality, don't enter here!" This is one of her best, the gathering of a group of fin-de-siecle "sportifs" at a cycle shop, a common sight before bikes and tires were made stronger...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #349663 (stock #383AAA)
Just in time for Christmas, here comes Santa Claus in the form of an excellently painted cut-out from our country’s first Christmas store, founded by Leonard Brynolf Johnson in 1932 at Smethport, Pennsylvania. Dating from around 1945, the jolly old man, with his bag of gifts and “Merry Christmas” scrolls is 61 inches tall and 39 inches wide. Hand-painted on construction board and bearing Johnson’s label, it is in excellent condition and unbolts into two parts for shipping and storage...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1194618
Gowned in court finery and garlanded in flowers, the Goddess Flora steps into a glade of poppy capsules (?) surrounded by stylized floral borders -- beauty in full bloom! Approximately 18-1/2 inches by 21-1/2 inches and in excellent condition, this superb example of wool-and-silk needlework might once have graced a noble seat-back or fire screen, French, late Seventeenth Century to early Eighteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1056329
This sort of bouquetiere or pique-fleurs mural (cut-flower vase) was designed to stand close to the wall, or close to a mirror, in which its flowers would appear doubled. It was made in Moustiers, France, probably at Fouque factory (cf: Nouveau Tardy, Faiences de Moustier, page 98, fig. 185) in the third quarter of the Eighteenth Century. It displays the popular Louis XV motif of a central rococo cartouche with flags and arrows and a quiver...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #320900 (stock #372AAA)
Dating from around 700 to 500 B.C., his jaunty little antlered figure is an excellent example of Luristan (Western Iran) bronze art. Pierced for suspension, it is in beautiful condition, with a clear dark-green patina, and is approximately 1-1/2 inch high, exclusive of the (recent) ivory stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #480600
Following the forced opening of Japan to world trade in the mid-Nineteenth Century, there was a great rush by the Western Hemisphere to enjoy the goods of this graceful and productive land. There was also a great curiosity on both sides to portray and understand the customs and effects of the foreigners...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #962401
A handsome silver-plate magnifying glass has been fashioned with an antique Japanese cloisonne pommel as its chief ornament. The design of colorful five-petaled florets it set off against a background of silver foil-backed (gin-bari) transparent scarlet enamel. Of approximately 8-1/2 inch full length, the pommel is about two inches long. Meiji Period, Japan, Nineteenth Century. Excellent condition.