Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #154777 (stock #282AAA)
Bright, practical and naive, this little gem is painted with motifs that suggest the intended contents and, should there be any doubt, the French word for tobacco is boldly emblazoned across the face. Beautiful, unbroken condition, with only some slight abrasion to the high points of the over-glaze. On the inside of the lid is an impressed hallmark: L & M, 65. French or German, circa 1870. Approximately 6-1/2 inches tall and 4-1/3 inches in diameter.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #147446 (stock #276AAA)
Classically elegant is this very large (approximately 19-1/2 inches by 15 inches by nine inches high)Wedgwood foot bath in finely molded creamware. With a large impressed WEDGWOOD mark and the impressed mark CBD, indicating an 1875 manufacture, it is decorated with a border of laurel leaves enameled in turquoise, the same shade used to highlight the scallop-shell handles and encircling borders. A simple dotted collar border is enameled in pale olive. It is excellent condition, with only min...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #146223 (stock #274AAA)
A lacy bronze candle stand from a Japanese alter has been wired as a table lamp. The metalwork is if excellent quality and has a fine, dark patina. Early Meiji Era, circa 1865. In superb condition, with no repairs, the stand is approximately 20 inches tall, height to top of harp is 41-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1837 VR item #118476 (stock #265AAA)
Bearing the incised mark, “Schramberg 2”, this exceptional 16-1/2 inch German charger, decorated entirely in grisaille transfers, was made around 1825 to rival the wares of France’s Creil and Montereau factories, which in turn flourished after Napoleon breeched the flood of English creamware that Louis XVI had let into France, therefore putting some 10,000 potters there out of work. Surrounded by borders of grapevines is a highly detailed scene of Zurich, circa 1800. The platter is in fi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #111167 (stock #261AAA)
Here is an excellent example of an Eighteenth Century drinking cup fashioned of mine-grade silver from Bolivia’s rich mines. The paneled hexagonal base is topped by floral garlands banded top and bottom with chained and pearled rims. The ogee handle sports a central pineapple with zoomorphic finials of dogs or llamas. The three-inch diameter cup, approximately 3-1/2 inches tall and four inches across at the handle, has a fine patina and is in superb condition. (A similar example is Trocader...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #111166 (stock #260AAA)
A powerful alliance of native South American and Spanish motifs meets in this Eighteenth Century drinking cup of mine-grade Bolivian silver. Six leafy arches festoon its sides, bordered top and bottom by chained rims; the handle is a floral ogee. It is in excellent, lustrous condition and bears scratched-in initials of previous owner, or owners, underneath, and is approximately 3-1/2 inches tall, with a three-inch diameter for the cup and approximately 4-1/4 inches at the handle. (For a simila...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Gold : Pre 1910 item #109298 (stock #254AAA)
A grand souvenir of Alaska’s Yukon gold rush is this whip or umbrella handle fashioned of handsomely figured fossil ivory and gold. Now fitted with a modern magnifying glass, it retains its high-purity gold ferule bordered with tiny gold nuggets and its 18-karat gold, square-end cap, engraved “EEP” in interlocked script. In excellent condition, the original part of this treasure measures about 11-3/4 inches long, 17-1/2 inches overall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #82012 (stock #242AAA)
A well-executed moonlight landscape is shown on this porcelain dish, hand painted and with textured stippling. Arita kilns, late 19th-early 20th Centuries. Excellent condition, approximately 4-3/4 inches by 7-3/4 inches by 1-1/2 inches deep.
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #43670 (stock #223AAA)
This is a superb example of bamboo work: a food container from Mindanao Island, Philippine Archipelago. The central body is strengthened by bands of woven rattan that are, in turn, supplemented by finer-woven band forming supports, an elaborate handle and an implement holder. Probably early Twentieth Century, approximately 12-1/2 inches tall by five inches in diameter. A beautiful addition to any collection of Oceanic art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #43669 (stock #222AAA)
A product of Palawan Island, Philippine Archepelago, this finely crafted blowgun quiver was collected by noted anthropologist Henry Otley Beyer in his study of native Philippine ethnic culture. With its body formed of bamboo sections, a long wooden hook serves to attach the quiver to the hunter’s sash and also provides a firm closure for the top. The hook is graced with unusually skillful carvings of the prey: a wild boar and a bird. Bicolor bands of finely woven vegetable strands and a shap...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #43525 (stock #220AAA)
“Hark, the herald angels sing!” I have always imagined that the missing hands of this finely carved German High Renaissance archangel originally must have held a missile. The marks of age have not destroyed the magnificence of the statue’s graceful, liquid form and, fortunately, the beatific face retains its youthful radience. Traces of the original gesso and gilding remain and the piece has been stabilized by the addition of a heavy, old marble plinth. It is in healthy condition and m...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1800 item #43519 (stock #219AAA)
A Gustavian lighting fixture of exceptional beauty is this crystal chandelier in exceptionally fine condition and quality. The crystals are all fully cut -- not molded --and exceptionally brilliant, typical of Swedish pieces of this period. In classic fountain cascade form, there are four arms for candles; they have never been wired for electricity. It is approximately 34 inches tall by 24 inches in diameter. Circa 1800.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #43017 (stock #216AAA)
A good mark of a fine jewel is that the back is finished as properly as the front. This piece meets that criterion: its sculptural Art Nouveau gold-work is delightful from any angle. Sporting a fine cornflower blue sapphire, it is at once delicate and powerful. Fourteen karat. Circa 1900.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #34711 (stock #209AAA)
This is a lovely little transfer-printed pitcher with fine motifs relating to the sea. One side displays a full compass rose flanked by sailing vessels, the other side is emblazoned with a sentimental poem about a seafaring man. The floral borders of the poem and other details are highlighted with colored glazes, while the background in rare orange luster. Sunderland, Durham, England, circa 1830-1840. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide at the handle. Excellent condition wi...