Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1980 item #1170083
Number 9 of a very limited edition of 30, this masterly etching was produced 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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15241 (stock #82AAA)
Rather like something out of "The Last Days of Pompeii" is this wonderful sterling silver tripod tazza, with its Neo-Classical and Psuedo-Renaissance elements combined in great style. Attached chains and pinecones hang between a collar below and a pierced one above with ginko leaves. There is an exquisite monogram very much in the style of the tazza. Gorham Manufacturing Company, date mark for 1870. Superb condition. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21602 (stock #145AAA)
A wonderfully simple mug in rather classical mode is this Gorham piece bearing the date mark for 1876, our centennial year, which marked the beginning of a great interest in artistic styles. It has a a main band of "Florentine" matte finish beautifully engraved with an interlocking "CG" or "GC." Excellent condition, approximately three inches tall and 3-3/4 inches wide at the handle.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #161752 (stock #303AAA)
This attractive tobacco bottle from French Camaroon, circa 1920, is carved from fine boxwood with the likeness if a Legionnaire in his visored cap, which still bears much of its ebonizing. The bottle opens with a simple screw-cap, and a boxwood spoon is attached by a leather thong through the figure’s neck. Around 5-1/2 inches tall and 1-1/4 inches wide.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #1193615
In excellent condition, this fine first edition of Alec Waugh's fine enological treatise retains its beautiful cover with a design by Biro. Also with it is offered three colorful California wine booklets that have been enclosed in the pages for around half-a-century.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1900 item #22010 (stock #150AAA)
CHURCHILL, Alfred Vance, "114th Street Elevated" (so inscribed on reverse), oil on artist board, approximately six inches by eight inches, 13 inches by 17 inches framed. Born at Oberlin, Ohio, in 1864, A V Churchill traveled to Paris to study art there at the renowned Academie Julian, where he became directly involved in the flourishing Impressionist Movement...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1837 VR item #918859
Carved in fine detail and boasting elegantly turned ivory mounts, this nautical gem is in superb condition, with no cracks or repairs. An abbreviated American shield on the face is flanked by "NB" (New Bedford?) Approximately 13-3/4 inches long, the lustrous bowl is about four inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #660991
This bronze constituted part of the rarely-used Hemhemet Crown of a large statue of a pharaoh or Osiris. Above the ram's horn of Amon rises the elements of the basket-work crown of Upper Egypt and the Cobra of Lower Egypt. Details of all the surfaces are very clear, including sections of copper inlay, at one time probably gilded, on the snake's body. New Kingdom, Sixteenth to Fourteenth Centuries B.C. Excellent patinated condition, approximately 3-1/2 inches by two inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1205273
Deeply molded with the Eye of Horus (wedjet,) the Feather of Truth floating above, this ancient Egyptian pendant promised protection in the underworld to its wearer. Approximately 1-5/8 inches by 1-7/8 inches, is is in very fine condition, with one chip to the upper right-hand border. Nice grooen color. Late New Kingdom,circa 1200 B.C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1207673
Carved from dark green porphyry, this pendant bead in the form of the Eye of Horus was placed with a mummified body to protect it in its journey in the underworld. Fourteenth Century B.C. Approximately 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1153782
Carved upright carved shaped like cricket bats and lashed onto crossed elements at either end serve as legs on this rack, which could be placed on the camel to load him up even more. Then, at safari's destination, the rig was placed in the tent, a top placed on top, to become a service table. Very practical! (For everyone but the poor camel...) Madagascar, circa 1900. Ex coll.: James Willis Tribal Art, San Francisco, CA. Top approximmately 37 inches by 67 inches, 35-1/2 high.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #23790 (stock #172AAA)
A true labor of love and skill, this bizarre little chinoiserie gem is elaborately carved from thick, solid black walnut. The scales of the three dragons on the top are repeated on the borders, top and base. Another dragon curls around the support column in bold relief. Beautiful condition; American, circa 1875. Approximately 26-1/2 inches tall and 24 inches in diameter
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #21295 (stock #135AAA)
On this truly fine Austrian beaker the flared body is delicately machine turned with a central shield inscribed, “Hoch,Ehre-Freiheit Recht!” An additional tribute is engraved on the rim of the base: “Am 20 October 1848 Pannasche” Beautiful condition with one slight dimple on the upper back, hardly noticeable. Hallmarks for Vienna 1847, maker “FT.” Approximately 5-1/4 inches tall and 3-1/4 inches in diameter.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #156432 (stock #287AAA)
An almost Picasso-like creation, this standing mate in heavy mine silver features an attached dished base raised up on four coiled feet that echo the “ears” of the cup. The only surface designs are a double row of ratcheted circles and four punched-in quatrefoils, all on the base. This eccentric little figure is Bolivian, late 18th Century, and measures approximately four inches by 4-3/4 inches at the base and 5-1/4 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #156440 (stock #288AAA)
This elegantly hand-wrought Bolivian bombilla (sipping tube for yerba mate) dates from the first years of the 19th Century and is in heavy mine silver of excellent purity. The classically simple design extends even to the basket-weave detailing on the insertion section that allows the tube to be pulled apart for cleaning. It is approximately nine inches in length.
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.