Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1990 item #299020 (stock #346AAA)
An inspired and humorous sculpture by noted contemporary sports artist Jenness Cortez, this little dude radiates vitality. The cold-painted colors on the bronze bring it even more to life. In pristine condition, it measures approximately five inches by 3-5/8 inches by 8-1/4 inches high, exclusive of its 3/4-inch marble base and is number 27 of an edition of 50, with Cortez's signature and copyright mark and date 1986. Tally-ho!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #298889 (stock #345AAA)
A lovely bit of nostalgia for the lover of French cafe life, this porcelain pyrogene promotes quinine-laced Dubonnet, still a great favorite throughout the world, and announces that the aperitif won the Grand Prix at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. The lightly crackled glaze is the drink's lovely yellow-green shade. In excellent condition, it measures around 3-5/8 inches in diameter and almost three inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #298874 (stock #343AAA)
This little beer-lover is amazingly lifelike, with his beaming, pudgy face and stein held to his heart. There is an almost Roman portraiture quality to the bust, which lifts of to reveal a mustard pot. The two little barrels are for toothpicks and the original mustard spoon, stored behind the figure, is intact. It is in excellent shape with only minimal wear to the over-glaze paint and almost none to the oil gilding. French or German, late Nineteenth Century...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Latin American : Pre 1900 item #292331 (stock #340AAA)
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A very rare Peruvian one sol of 1889 overstruck in the center with a Guatemalan half-real of 1894. Approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Condition: near proof.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1800 item #273575 (stock #339AAA)
“He is covered with stars, ribbons and medals, more like a Prince of the Opera than the Conqueror of the Nile. It is really melancholy to see a brave and good man, who has deserved well of his country, cutting so pitiful a figure.” This was written by General Sir John Moore upon receiving this painting of his friend and fellow defender of England, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1900 item #272761 (stock #337AAA)
Not a copy, but a clever assimulation of the style of a denarius of the Roman Republic is this the pendant of this German iron watch fob; even the metal replicates the patina of an antique. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Century. "Coin" is about an inch in diameter and the fob's over-all length 2-3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #272758 (stock #336AAA)
The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1837 VR item #271721 (stock #335AAA)
Elegant in form and decoration, this cup for is a momemto of a visit to Timburgh bei Dureheim to take the waters, the towered town of which is beautifully engraved in a cartoche on the front of the classically tapered body. Silesian, third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, it is in superb condition, with no chips, cracks or breaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #263704 (stock #331AAA)
This elegant tripod incense burner in fine Kutani porcelain is cylindrical in form and has cloud-form handles with detached rings. The straight-sided walls are reticulated to show the double-wall construction, both sides showing a fortuitous phoenix alighting on a fence. The top is a reticulated double dome. Brilliant glazes of rouge-de-fer, turquoise, blue and mustard are enhanced with fine gilding. Height is approximately four inches and full diameter about 4-1/2 inches...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #257947 (stock #329AAA)
This lovely shell-bowled English sterling silver spoon is a perfect companion to a fine tea caddy. It is crested with a high-relief inverted fleur-de-lys and hallmarked London 1969-70, maker "R&K." Condition is mint and it is almost four inches long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #163268 (stock #313AAA)
A pair of large and lovely hands of Shiva Nataraja as he embodies the Dance of Life are here displayed dramatically in antique brass. India, early Nineteenth Century, approximately 9-1/2 inches long by 6-1/2 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #162615 (stock #309AAA)
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This excellent little example of ancient glass was uncovered in Southern France. Probably a cosmetic or perfume bottle made for export in Syria, its bulbous little body bears three bold applied bosses of lions heads, all in a fine shade of blue-green. Approximately 2-1/4 inches tall and the same wide, it is in excellent condition, with a generalized iridescence of age. First or Second Century.
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 : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #161749 (stock #302AAA)
Looking as sharp as the day it was made is this elegant sterling silver three-piece tea service from the workshop of veteran silversmith William Hall, first registered in London in 1795. Weighing a serious four pounds all in, the set features neo-Rococo designs of repousse flowers and foliage, with borders of interlaced stylized fronds, all expressing the work of a master craftsman and hall marked London, 1815 to 1826...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #160890 (stock #294AAA)
A charming little table ornament of a bronze shepherdess with her beribboned hoe on a fire-gilt stand, which is in turn mounted on a white marble circular base, a Romantic emblem of the bucolic life. It is all original, the little figure even retaining her gold-metal sash, and dates from around 1775, French or Continental. On her base, she stands a little over three inches tall, the marble being about 5/8 inch thick.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1800 item #160889 (stock #293AAA)
A momento of the French Revolution is this ivory figure of an “incroyable,” a dandy of the Terror. In all likelihood a parasol handle, the figure sports the outrageously high muffled cravat and collar of the day and the exagerated “tricorne” hat with its ribbon and revolutionary cockade. It is in fine condition with only the end of his nose missing, and is mounted up on a Siena marble base. French, circa 1795...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #156483 (stock #290AAA)
Probably a love token for an industrious housewife is this elaborately carved folding butter mould. Worked in with the rich swirling floral motifs is the letter ”G,” undoubtedly the lady’s initial Would form a good kilo of butter into an elegant block. Scandinavian, 19th Century, approximately 19-3/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1700 item #156472 (stock #289AAA)
A graceful example of folk art is this antique wooden shoe mitt or winter stirrup carved out of hardwood, a real survivor, as is the crude strap-work reinforcements on both sides testify. Seventeenth Century, Scandinavia, about eight inches long and high by six inches wide.