Avery Art and Antiques
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
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 : Fine Art : Prints : Serigraphs : Pre 1970 item #1202480
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2200.00
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
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$625.00
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
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$850.00
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
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$50.00
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 : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1960 item #1193392
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
Finely decorated and mysterious, this beautiful coyote scull displays naturalistic and western Native American motifs all over its upper surfaces. The mandible is lashed to the main scull and retains its teeth and fangs. Its custom-made protective box is a suitable tribute to this excellent creation. Approximately 7-7/4 inches long by 3-3/4 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches high, it is in superb condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #1192995
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$245.00
Very practical and elegant in its simplicity, this sensitively turned candle-stand is designed to keep a candlestick lifted above eye level where its light can shine down to best effect, yet be nearby. Of straight-grain mahogany, with a handsome disk of figured wood inset in the top to mask the end of the central shaft, it is probably British and dates from the latter Eighteenth Century...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #1192976
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3600.00
This exquisite pair of Ching Dynasty tall tables or stands is finely constructed of elegant East Indian rosewood (huali, Dalbergia latifolia,) the tops inset with richly figured black-and-white marble. Each 38-1/4 inches high and 11-inch square. Circa 1780-1820.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1191513
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
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 : Coin : Pre 1900 item #1185390
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
Approximately seven inches by three inches, this handsome repousse and finely cast silver reliquary consists of a hinged frame attached to a rococo handle. The hinged front opens to contain a relic or painting (there is now a mirror.) The tourgha mark of quality is about nine o'clock on the back of the main body, although it is hard to find in the elaborate working of the rococo work.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1173651
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$1450.00
Elegantly graceful and in beautiful condition, this rare pair of classical sterling silver cups bear hallmarks that indicate that they were created by a Lisbon silversmith at the end of the Eighteenth Century. In crisp condition, the bright-cut engravings depict floral festoons encircling a frontal oval blank (never engraved!) topped by a basket of flowers. Approximately 3-1/4 inches at the widest point and 2-5/8 inches high, they weigh a bit over six ounces Troy.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Hardware : Pre 1900 item #1171229
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
Fashioned of heavy-duty bronze, this superb ceiling rosette for suspending a chandelier is finished in finest fire-gilding with burnished highlights. The design of radiating acanthus leaves is both subtle and elegant. Probably French or German, it is about seven inches in diameter and is in excellent condition, ready for a fine lighting fixture.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1171102
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$650.00
This early tea bowl (chawan) or noodle cup (soba choko) is decorated in classic style with a single chevron on two sides and stripes and indented spaces on the others. There are gold lacquer repairs to five rim chips and a single crack. Approximately 3-5/8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide and deep. Japan, circa 1600.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1940 item #1170366
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$575.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1170220
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$2800.00
Fashioned from old select sections of luxurious and now extinct huanghuali (silver rosewood), this small table/stool is graceful and sturdily made. It is approximate 13 inches by 13-1/4 inches by 20-1/4 tall.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1980 item #1170083
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1169360
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1450.00
"Early spring, The bird and the butterfly Visit the peony. Too early: no flower..." With its finely sculpted scene in high relief, this excellent snuff bottle is in very fine condition and boasts an Imperial green jadeite stopper-spoon. Approximately three inches tall overall by 1-7/8 inches wide. China, late Eighteenth Century to early Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1900 item #1169258
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1425.00
Guilio Cesare Ferrari, born Bologna, Italy, 1813 or 18, died 1899, was a professor of classical arts and painter of Romantic Classical scenes and portraits. Examples of his work can be found in the Bologna Museum, etc. This little gem portrays the craggy harbor of a sea-tossed island where a sail-ship has become wrecked in the harbor: Ulysses at the Isle of Circe? It is quite magical... Approximately four inches by eight inches, heavy impasto oil painting on board in the manner of Montecello.