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 mart̬le surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved. Each of the brushes Рtwo hair brushes, a clothes brush and a hat brush Рretains its original silk-brocade cartonnage bandeau, and packing papers bear the advertising of the maker, Hu...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1246272
Retaining its original finish and mirror, this home-spun redwood charmer is now my special chest for small-batch spices. (Since it no longer hangs on a wall and is suspended in front of storage shelves, occasionally small bottles disappear out the back,only to be found after I need them...) The highly imaginative caduceus above and other classical motifs lend charm to the piece, and the towel bar below -- now housing a paper roll -- is very handy. Approximately 31 inches high by 18 inches wide b...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1244651
A fine service plate with a striking turquoise border and gold accents. Circa 1840, approximately nine inches at wider diameter. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1800 item #1240207
These two extraordinary sterling silver berry servers are fully hallmarked dating them to London, 1742, maker's mark a crowned Gothic C. The handles are deeply engraved with swirling foliate rococo garlands, the bowls with high-relief and highly detailed fruits and, of course, berries. About eight inches in length, they come in a velvet-lined case (not original)Moroccan leather presentation case that shows some signs of age; the spoons are in splendid condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1239851
Delicately carved in rare figured huang-hua li to resemble a floating lotus leaf with upturned edges and incised designs, this fine presentation tray perhaps held an incense-stick vase or offering cup. Chinese, 17th Century. Approximately 8-1/2 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1239125
On a robin's-egg blue ground are delicately painted stylized floral designs, a cluster of tulips and garland trails in red, yellow and green.New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Fine condition, approximately 15-7/8 inches wide by 8-7/8 inches deep by 6-3/8 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1229979
This lyrical pair of finely detailed Imari porcelain long dishes(naga zara)features a central design of a boy holding a large bowl over his head, with various auspicious symbols surrounding him,the whole scene in a jeweled lambrequin border. Arita, Japan 1680-1725, approximately four inches by 7-1/2 inches by 1-7/8 inches high at rim. Superb condition with little sign of use and no damages or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1210204
Gilt swirling vines encircle this exquisite, scalloped-edged Imari porcelain plate, with three vignettes of a small boy peeping from behind his mother's skirts, her turned head lending an almost surreal elegance to the scene. Japan, circa 1900. Approximately 8-5/8 inches in diameter, no chips, cracks or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #1209559
Remarkably well-preserved, this fine relic of the Napoleonic Wars was made by an imprisoned sailor on one of the prison ships (pontons) in Britain. It boasts a pair of under-glass (sous-verre) paintings of a Directoire dandy (un Incroyable) and a fashionable woman (une Merveilleuse) of the late Eighteenth Century on its sliding covers, which enclose the set of tiles. Bone with wooden secondary elements.Minor chips and one old corner repair. Approximately 3-1/4 inches by 7-7/8 inches by 1-3/4 inc...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1209272
The frog became an important symbol of resurrection during the reign of Amenhotep in the Eighteenth Dynasty. This fine and delicate finger may have been a small gift from the pharaoh himself.
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 : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1207284
Originally these seven little masterpieces were elements of an elaborate floral vase or other table ornament. They are rare and remarkably lifelike and most retain the ivory shanks that bore the wire attaching the flowers to the main body. (One petal of the dogwood flower has been drilled with a tiny hole that must have allowed it to be joined to a cluster of blossoms.) They are extraordinarily well preserved and vary in length from two inches to 1-1/14 inches. Chinese, circa 1880.
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.
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. (Saba, my Siamese cat of fifty years ago adored this piece, another effect of whale-oil!) Approximately two inches tall by 1-7/8 inches in diamete...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Serigraphs : Pre 1970 item #1202480
One of the most iconographic creations by American master artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1967,) this brilliant Pop Art poster has been given quality attention: bleed-serigraphic printing on heavy glazed white stock by Chiron Press, New York, for Leo Castillo Gallery. It is in excellent condition and has never been framed. (Professional conservation is available.) 40 inches by 26 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1201226
In cloud form, this delightful amulet was probably presented to an infant to be worn at all times for sanctity and good luck. One side is carved with sprays of flowers (orchids?)and foliage, the other with characters for prosperity and happiness. In excellent condition, the jewel is approximately 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/8 inches. Circa 1820.
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 : 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.