Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34709 (stock #208AAA)
Here are three pieces of American coin silver flatware. The large spoon, approximately 8-3/4 inches in length bears the hallmark of A. B. Vancott, as well as English-style pseudo-hallmarks. The shell-bowled mustard spoon, circa 1850, has a bright-cut crest and is hallmarked “B. M. Chamberlain & Son Coin.” The graceful little teaspoon is hallmarked “AGF” for Abraham Gerritze Forbes, who worked in New York City from around 1769 to 1795. Lovely condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34707 (stock #207AAA)
A nice set of four matched American coin silver teaspoons in very fine condition are always welcome in a collection of early Nineteenth Century silver. These pieces are hallmarked “Dunlap & Parker” and initialed “J.R.B.” in fine contemporaneous script. (One spoon has a slight ripple at the center of its crest that can easily be removed.) Approximately six inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #34696 (stock #206AAA)
Dramatically handsome is this miniature tansu, designed to hold dolls' clothes for the celebration of Girls Day in Japan. Covered on all sides in Korean-style marquetry of various woods -- red ash, persimmon, ebony – in a crazy-quilt jumble of stylized fans, game boards and geometric devices, highlighted with silvered mounts. The two doors portray an inset scene of a rooster and hen with their chicks surrounded by summer flowers, masterfully executed in raised lacquer, a tribute to domestic...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #34636 (stock #205AAA)
Here is a glorious tribute to summer’s warm beauty that will chase the winter blues from any room. By noted French flower painter, Raoul Victor Maurice Maucherat de Longpre, it portrays a freshly gathered bouquet of poppies, daisies, bachelor’s buttons and Queen Anne’s lace gracefully lying on a stone wall, the sort of still-life that the artist was famous for all of his career, which began at the Salon de Paris in 1876. The painting, in watercolor and gouache, is in superb conditi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #34448 (stock #204AAA)
A charming bit of rustic handicraft is this small snuff-box made of carefully built-up thin layers of serrated birch bark held in place by many tiny brass nails. Small cut-out circles reveal a surprise of blue underneath, and a trace of shiny brown at the base suggests that it was probably originally bound like that all around the top and bottom in that manner. The original leather thong still forms the handle for the top. Early to mid-Nineteenth Century, probably Tyrolean or Alpine. Fine, u...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #27256 (stock #196AAA)
Just waiting for a length of silk ribbon is this handsome chrome-plated French buckle in blue champleve enamel set with crackled paste cabuchons. Fine wearable condition, circa 1930, approximately 2-1/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #27255 (stock #195AAA)
Quite wearable -- if you have size 6-1/4 hands – is this pair of high-fashion 1930’s day gloves in finest kidskin. They are in perfect condition and were made in France by the noted firm of Perrin’s. Approximately 8-1/2 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #24823 (stock #187AAA)
Based on famous Eighteenth Century paintings, these country lovers, a smitten swain and the bashful object of his affection, were created by the famous Paris porcelain factory of Jacob Petit in the rue de Belleville around 1830 and probably were modeled by the sculptor Revenand. Their resplendent costumes, lavishly woven and embroidered, belie the couple’s humble origins: these are no field hand and barefoot housemaid, but a pair of courtiers playing peasants. The vases measure approximat...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #24765 (stock #181AAA)
Wonderfully sturdy but with a delicate air is this lovely chamberstick, French. mid-Eighteenth Century. The base and candle cup are almost identical to Figure C on page 205 of THE BRASS BOOK by Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer (1978, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), but the shell-decorated handle is pierced and counterbalanced with a finger hold underneath. Excellent condition, approximately 7-1/2 inches long by 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1900 item #23915 (stock #180AAA)
A superb example of Art Nouveau organic form is this two-part glass vase, a tribute to Venice's ancient connection to the sea. A pair of "sea fronds" -- actually a linked tube of pink glass, pulled and formed -- rises to a height of 12-1/2 inches above their support of shaded red "coral." The vase is in mint condition and is approximately four inches at the widest point. Circa 1900.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1940 item #23912 (stock #177AAA)
Produced by the great Ercole Barovier around 1930 is this monumental vase, its simple form dignified by gold-flecked plumes that sweep up at the sides. Excellent condition, with very minor "nibbles" that do not show. Murano, Italy, approximately 13 inches tall by 11 inches wide and seven inches deep.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Tempera : Pre 1800 item #23794 (stock #176AAA)
This coat of arms is particularly well painted in full colors and gilded highlights. Retaining its original gilt frame and hanging ring is this late Eighteenth Century watercolor and gouache hatchment, an armorial rendering used at a nobleman’s funeral in place of actual armaments. The grain and barrels depicted on this one suggest that they signified a “beer baron," a major new branch of the rich and honored of the early Machine Age. Full size approximately 12-1/2 inches by 10-1/2 inche...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #23790 (stock #172AAA)
A true labor of love and skill, this bizarre little chinoiserie gem is elaborately carved from thick, solid black walnut. The scales of the three dragons on the top are repeated on the borders, top and base. Another dragon curls around the support column in bold relief. Beautiful condition; American, circa 1875. Approximately 26-1/2 inches tall and 24 inches in diameter
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #23670 (stock #170AAA)
This group is so Etruscan that I am certain they are German. The prints are elaborately framed in ebonized wood with gilt mounts and chains, but the extraordinary thing is the laurel-bedecked verre eglomise (painted and gilded glass) mats. They are in superb condition, the full set is about 31-3/4 inches high and 39 inches wide. The larger piece is 16 inches by 39 inches and each of the other two is 13 inches by 19 inches. Approximately 1840.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Pre 1960 item #23666 (stock #169AAA)
Purchased over fifty years ago at San Francisco’s taste emporium Gump’s, these massive lamps in the form of reticulated covered urns light up three ways: inside, above or the two in combination. The bodies have a pattern of prunus trees against bamboo leaves. Grand in scale, they are approximately 38 inches in full height and have a wingspan of about 28 inches; the Chinese porcelain urns themselves are around 28 inches tall and 16 inches in diameter. They are in perfect condition and are ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #22808 (stock #164AAA)
Very much in the George II style and incorporating a silver coin of that king’s reign in its silver bowl is this extraordinary sauce ladle, perhaps made to fit into a service of earlier manufacture. The handle is chased and engraved in a rococo chinoiserie manner, with fronds and flowers and an oriental parasol finial. The bowl is repousséd with panels of flowers and a shield. A snarling wolf is the armorial crest and the marks indicate the makers as William, Eley, William Fearn and Willi...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #22627 (stock #162AAA)
The little brother, as it were, of Trocadero #22626 is this handsome centigrade thermometer. It is in excellent working condition and would be a happy addition to a fine desk. French, late Nineteenth Century, approximately four inches tall and 1-3/4 inches in diameter at the base.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 2000 item #22623 (stock #159AAA)
Perfect for a very grand doll’s house is this tiny sterling montieth bowl and matching tray in Seventeenth Century style. Both pieces bear incredibly exact details: articulated mask handles, gadrooning and fluting. Of recent manufacture, they are numbered as being 213 out of an edition of 500. Bowl is 7/8 of an inch tall and 1-1/4 inches in diameter; tray is 1-5/8 inches in diameter.