Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre AD 1000 item #1047933
A fine Imperial Roman sestertius of the Emperor Nerva, 96-98 AD, is mounted on a fine malachite box fro a dramatic presentation. Approximately 2 inches by 2-1/4 inches by 1-1/4 inch high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1027456
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1191513
A golden phoenix has flown into a flowering tree and looks into a garden below where a chrysanthemum bush blossoms forth from a mystical rock. The poetry of this scene discloses a hidden reference to the ancient imperial lineage: the fortuitous phoenix, prime creature of the air hovers protectively over the sixteen-petaled chrysanthemum, the kiku, symbol of the Imperial house...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1025801
An excellent example of Neo-Rococo design is this Scottish sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form, hallmarked by James McKay, Edinburgh, 1847-48, with its sweeping ogee ivory-insulated handle and corresponding spout. It is approximately 12-1/2 inches high and 9-1/4 inches at the widest points and is superbly engraved with a Rococo “R” on one side; the condition is mint.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Art Deco : Pre 1940 item #309128 (stock #359AAA)
The pride of the 1930's Matson Line was the luxury Liner "Lurline" (named for the Matsons' daughter). These cabinets, removed when the craft was renovated as a troop ship in 1942,came from the saloon of the ship and are fashioned of walnut and maple, with finely carved boxwood panels on each door. Measuring about 30 inches by 14 inches by 31-1/2 high they provide excellent lock-up storage with two shelves inside.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #355751 (stock #386AAA)
A graceful example of Gorham mastery is this neoclassic Medallion vase in coin silver, circa 1865. The swagged applied decoration meets at two high-relief heads, a man and a woman. Fine condition, with only very minor signs of age, and typical good weight. Approximately 6-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches wide.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1837 VR item #777247
Méthode simple et facile pour lever les plans, suivie d’un traité du nivellement et d’un abrégé des règles du lavis. F. Lecoy, published by Chez Duponcet, quai de la Greve, 34, Paris, 1805. First edition of an important text on map-making and architectural and landscaping rendering, it is profusely illustrated with 12 fold-out plates, most of them hand-colored. Condition is superb for a volume of this age, with only minor fading and flaws -- even the silk bookmark is intact.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1960 item #315083 (stock #364AAA)
This finely detailed squash-form bowl is from Sanborn in Mexico City and exemplifies the quality for which they are noted. In the form of a larger Spanish Colonial serving bowl, it boasts excellent appliquéd and repoussed details. It is approximately two inches high and 5-1/4 inches wide at the handles.
An elegant little vessel is this gleaming small mortar that was used for grinding small amounts of medicine, etc., probably in a pharmacy or clinic. Its proportions and sturdy construction make it very appealing. French or Italian, circa 1800. Approximately 2-5/8 inches high and 2-3/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #162001 (stock #306AAA)
An incredible tour-de-force of needlework is this small gem, combining a myriad of techniques to portray a basket of flowers surrounded by other flowers and borders, all in multicolor silks and silver-gilt threads and sequins. Back is in plain cream silk. A beautiful object for a textile collection or for a doll's house. English or Continental, circa 1810, approximately 2-1/2 inches by 2-1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1837 VR item #1163515
After years of standing in for his sick father, years of impatience and excess, HRH the Prince Regent finally succeeded to the throne with the death of his father, "Mad" King George III, in 1820. This splendid little likeness in gleaming rich ormolu, based on the official -- and quite flattering -- full-length coronation portrait by Sir Thomas Laurence (1821.) With outstanding detail, considering that its full size with plinth is only 3-14 inches! The condition is also remarkable.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1900 item #536833
A rare and attractive form of overshot glass -- a plain base rolled in glass chips and refired -- is this globular ink-well or vase, approximately 3-1/4 inches in diameter. In this instance, the piece was then polished to lend the body a metallic golden look, studded with jewels. American, circa 1875, it is in mint condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1129144
The Little Corporal's boots, reinterpreted as table-match holders, stand by his boot-jack, which serves as striker. This finely crafted porcelain fantasy, probably French, is approximately 4/12 inches tall on a plinth about 4 inches by three inches. Condition is excellent, with only minor wear to the gilding at the top of the plinth, and a small under-glaze chip at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1800 item #968861
I have seen only one related cup like this, similar in size with two legs and described as a mortar, which they might well be, for there is some wear to the bottoms of the bowls, but they would require light handling of the pestle. I term mine a chalice, for the worn carved motif at the top of each leg could be interpreted as a Dove of Peace, but somehow I do not think so. Approximately seven inches tall and 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 inches in diameter. New England, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #147447 (stock #277AAA)
A fine piece of nautical handicraft is this becket(bale handle)of intricately tied knotting. It is approximately six by five inches and dates to the late Nineteenth Century. This will be a beautiful addition to a maritime collection. A nautical bronze bolt is strung through the top loops.
Turned in fine-grained boxwood in the form of a ship's capstan, this handsome little table item conceals its real purpose: two baths in semi-precious carnelian for watch-parts. Years of dousing with the rich whale-oil that was the standard lubricant until refined mineral oil became available, has lent the normally pale wood an amber-like transparency...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1254322
In full sail on a bright, sunny day is portrayed the Norwegian clipper ship "Anna," originally "Anna of Bergen." Launched in 1868, she was dubbed the "Sailing Queen of Norway" and plied the seas in a long and distinguished career before being restored and retired to serving as the tall-ship training vessel she is today. Signed and dated "K Sorensen 1923," this fine diorama is in excellent condition and measures approximately 18-1/2 inches by 25-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1940 item #1170366
Well-known for his etchings, William Lewis Clarke was represented in the 1935 opening exhibition of the San Francisco Museum of Art, as well as the city's Golden Gate International Exhibit of Art, 1939-40, on Treasure Island. Image approximately 10-1/4 inches by six inches. Inscribed lower right-hand corner: To Gene William Clarke Original frame.