Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #18619 (stock #116AAA)
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$725.00
This finely crafted Indonesian betel nut box is the finest I have ever come across. The strapwork decorated body is in clearest white paktong, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc much favored as a tarnish-free silver substitute by British silversmiths in the Eighteenth Century. There are three compartments inside for the betelnuts and the lime and betel leaves necessary for chewing them. Indonesian, Nineteenth Century. Approximately 7-3/4 inches long by four inches wide by 2-3/4 inches high...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #18617 (stock #115AAA)
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$450.00
A handsomely simple scrimshaw drinking cup, possibly French prisoner-of-war work, is this flawless example graced with a silver rim and twisted silver handle. Circa 1840. Approximately four inches tall by 6 inches at the widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #18602 (stock #112AAA)
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$650.00
Gargantuan in scale, this handsome item, marked simply “Ironstone China,” is the only one like it I have ever seen. The octagonal shape and heavy base would seem to rule out use as a drinking mug, so maybe it served for warming or cooling a bottle. Boldly decorated in “Imari” style patterns of dark blue, iron-rust red and light blue, highlighted with copper luster and a bright green handle, it is truly impressive, English, circa 1820. Mint condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #18271 (stock #111AAA)
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$425.00
Here is an excellent example of Georgian handicraft: a penwork stationery box of simple black and gilt borders surrounding transfer scenes of a stately building, a fantasy London, a village and a holiday market square. In very fine, aged condition, it retains its original gilt fittings, its well-preserved wallpaper lining, even its original key. It is only a shame that the billets doux it no doubt harbored are no longer contained within. English, circa 1810...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #17339 (stock #110AAA)
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$1450.00
During the Age of Opulence that followed the Civil War, Gorham Manufacturing Company often produced silver that exemplified the over-the-top taste of the day, a mad clash of historical styles that could often fit together somehow. Here, however, is a lovely sterling silver compote in pure classical design, and with a date-mark of 1873...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #17333 (stock #107AAA)
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$2700.00
This is a fine, heavyweight cast sterling silver tripod salver in elegant George II style, its gadrooned border in strongly detailed English rococo curves and shells. The central field is emblazoned with contemporary crested and festooned arms; the feet are in finely crafted Spanish style. Made in London in 1765 to 1766, and weighing approximately 17 ounces, it bears the hallmark of Thomas Hannam and John Crouch (or John Carter)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1980 item #16430 (stock #95AAA)
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$2400.00
Now retired from painting, Micheline Rodolphe Rousseau, was the nom- de-brosse of a witty and charming Frenchwoman who delighted us for years with her scenes of France of the Belle Epoch. It is almost as if she said, "Reality, don't enter here!" This is one of her best, the gathering of a group of fin-de-siecle "sportifs" at a cycle shop, a common sight before bikes and tires were made stronger...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #16180 (stock #94AAA)
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$325.00
Well, we’ve all heard of pink elephants, and some of us have seen a few, but here is a charming couple of other rosy critters. Flanking this handsome, generous copper luster jug are a pink luster spotted dog and a champion pink luster sheep, both in very high relief. Between them, under the jug’s lip, is displayed a scrolly-legged epergne overflowing with wildly colored flowers. The copper top and bottom sections offer bold contrast to the blue ground of the central frieze...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #16173 (stock #93AAA)
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$225.00
Detailing of jugs of this sort is rarely so fine, but here the artist has attempted life-like shading and veining on the flowers and leaves that adorn both sides of this piece. The whole of the bulbous body is lavish with copper luster, which covers the finely molded rim of grapevines, the fluted lip and the graceful handle. Superb condition. English, circa 1830. Approximately 5-1/2 inches tall and seven inches across at the widest diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #15976 (stock #87AAA)
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$2250.00
This exceptional pair of figures depicts the Buddhist lions (shishi or foo dogs) that represent the male and female principle of balance and protect sacred places. In exceptionally hard black granite they are carved in fine detail, he with the brocade ball beneath his front paw, she with a puppy beneath hers. Similar pieces from the treasure junk Tek Sing were recently sold at auction. Chinese, late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Centuries...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #15245 (stock #85AAA)
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The charm of this generously sized sterling silver bowl is its simplicity. The only ornamentation is a beautiful torqued band running almost free-standing around the rim. Of excellent weight and condition, it bears the hallmark of Towle. Made around 1940 to 1950. Approximately ten inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1920 item #15244 (stock #84AAA)
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$450.00
Very South-of-the-Border are these two tripod cups which combine design elements of the Old World with Aztec traditions. Shaped rather like braziers, the bodies are topped with a collar of paneled flutes, the feet are like upside-down lion's-paws and an acorn finial drops from below. Marks are the old Mexican spread-wing eagle tax stamp, the maker's mark (?), a purity indication of 900 and "Mexico." Early Twentieth Century...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15241 (stock #82AAA)
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$1200.00
Rather like something out of "The Last Days of Pompeii" is this wonderful sterling silver tripod tazza, with its Neo-Classical and Psuedo-Renaissance elements combined in great style. Attached chains and pinecones hang between a collar below and a pierced one above with ginko leaves. There is an exquisite monogram very much in the style of the tazza. Gorham Manufacturing Company, date mark for 1870. Superb condition. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #15240 (stock #81AAA)
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$225.00
Carved out of solid silver in fine detail is this charming little beast of burden, with his two paniers for offering toothpicks, Andean work of the late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth Centuries. Condition excellent. Approximately three inches long by 2-3/8 inches wide by 2-3/4 inches high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1940 item #15219 (stock #75AAA)
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$1250.00
A beautiful heavyweight ice bowl by the prestigious San Francisco silversmiths, Shreve & Co. In simple flattened globe form with an ogee base, its only decoration is graduated banding near the edge and foot and fine strapped handles. The engraved initials are "J.O.M." (J.Ogden Mills, prominent San Francisco figure) echoing the style of the handles. Superb condition. Approximately 6-1/2 inches by 7-1/2 inches. Circa 1930. Approximate weight 14 ounces Troy.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #15215 (stock #74AAA)
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$650.00
A rare example of Bristol glass of a fine, lustrous opaline color with a classic baluster urn shape and fine overall designs in gilt of cornucopiae, festoons,etc. Excellent condition, with only minimal wear to the gilding at the top of the finial. England, circa 1775. Approximately 11-3/4 inches tall by five inches in diameter at the largest part.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1940 item #15188 (stock #71AAA)
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$1550.00
This oil on artist's board, by noted American Impressionist Adolf Berson, portrays a winter day in Montmartre, with two figures walking down the hill between low buildings and fences, the famous windmill of la Galette rising in the background. Signed in lower right corner "Berson." It is inscribed on the back, "Moulin de la Gallette (sic), Paris Snow, 1926." It is in excellent original condition. Approximately 5-3/4 inches by 8-7/8 inches, 8-1/2 inches by 11-1/2 inches framed. BERSON, Adol...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1700 item #15033 (stock #70AAA)
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$475.00
A rare example of High Renaissance metal craft is this small oval platter, hand repousséd brass with a heavy coating of silver which was then carefully polished to simulate the real thing, all this in a time when labor was cheap and silver the main expression of status. The central scene is chinoiserie, an oriental court tableau of a potentate and his consort being serenaded by a standing figure playing an enormous trumpet. Oh, what joy! The condition of the thing is very good, its only not...