Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19085 (stock #127AAA)
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$450.00
A real woodcarving tour de force is this Art Nouveau fantasy vase, depicting a snail shell held up by ferns, the sort of thing found in majolica and silver quite often in the latter Nineteenth Century. Were it carved of a plain piece of wood it would still be a triumph, but it was formed from an elaborately pieced together parquetry of several different and contrasting woods: boxwood, ebony, etc. British or Continental, with a few chips out here and there...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19084 (stock #126AAA)
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$350.00
Undoubtedly British, this string box in ebonized boxwood boasts a central band of fine trompe l’oeil beadwork that has a few stabilized flaws. All in all, it is in fine shape and is an excellent example of Victorian handicraft, and retains its ivory grommet at the string hole. Approximately 4-12 inches high and three inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #19068 (stock #121AAA)
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$325.00
This urn-shaped coquilla nut pounce pot combines fine turning with delicate designs formed by small machine-turned repetitions of varying sorts to produce rosettes, festoons, etc. with a dramatic effect. Possibly English or Continental, maybe scrimshaw of Napoleonic prison-of-war art, it is hard to pinpoint exactly where it was made, but wherever, it was certainly well thought out. Early Nineteenth Century. Mint condition. Approximately 2-5/8 inches high and 1-3/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19065 (stock #119AAA)
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$225.00
Elegant in its simplicity is this Scottish carpet bowling ball of lustrous lignum vitae. Originally made of stone, the bowls were replaced in the Seventeenth Century by ones in pottery or, much more rarely, in this tropical wood. This example is Nineteenth Century, manufactured in Glasgow by R. G. Lawrie and approved by the Scottish Carpet Bowling Association. It is approximately 3-3/4 inches in diameter and is decorated with six inlaid plugs of ivory.
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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SOLD
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. Excellent condition and heavy weight. Approximately four inches in d...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #14938 (stock #69AAA)
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$3200.00
Here is a magnificent charger which balances bold authority with delicate detail. Around a central medallion of the Three Friends -- pine, prunus and bamboo -- in gilt-highlighted underglaze blue with red-touched border are panels of deep blue and lustrous gilding alternating with lively scenes of flowers and rocks visited by butterflies and phoenixes, symbolizing good fortune. The back is decorated with underglaze blue Buddhist horns and cloud-surrounded red and gilt cartouches. A red commend...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1800 item #14937 (stock #68AAA)
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$1250.00
An exceptionally fine piece of Dutch East Indian metalwork is this large, handsomely shaped and engraved punch bowl made for the European market. The outer surfaces have a fine, polished golden color, while the interior and bottom have the patina of old bronze. Over much of the outside are designs of trails of foliage, diaper patterns and stylized leaves on a punched ground. It is in very fine condition, and measures approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and 3-1/2 inches high. Circa 1740 to...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1800 item #14831 (stock #67AAA)
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$475.00
One of two versions of the this bust of William Shakespeare that we possess (see Trocadero Item #14819) by Enoch Wood (1759 to 1840). In this one he is a brunet with a tan and gray cloak, a rather florid complexion and a gilt locket at his throat. Molded into his back is "Shakespere," I guess so we shouldn't mistake him for Vincent Price. Superb condition with some crackling to the skin tones. English, circa 1800. Approximately 8-1/2 inches high by six inches wide by 3-1/2 inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1800 item #14819 (stock #66AAA)
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$475.00
This is one of two versions of this Enoch Wood (English, 1759 to 1840) bust of the Immortal Bard that we have on hand. (See Trocadero Item #14831) It is amazing what a difference the enameling can make! This model is cloaked in bright leafy green that contrasts nicely with his rather more matte yellow shirt and marbleized plinth. His hair and beard are red and he has eyebrows that would make Joan Crawford sick with envy. English, circa 1800. Mint condition. Approximately 8-1/2 inches high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #14780 (stock #65AAA)
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$1800.00
This stately pair of steeds of an unusually large size until recently graced the tomb of a Chinese dignitary of the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. to 220 A.D.) Despite their great age they are in wonderful original condition, their slip-painted details mostly intact. Objects of this sort usually suffer from overhandling or overcleaning, but these were recently excavated and handled only with gloved hands. (With them comes a complimentary pair of museum gloves for that purpose.) Approximately 8-3/4 in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #14717 (stock #63AAA)
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$1650.00
This a beautifully designed bowl that features a central roundel of a ladies tending to the cocoons of silkworms after they have been treated for unwinding. Behind the scene are arranged two overlapping squares rather like piece of silk, one gold with cranes flying over the sea, the other a diaper pattern of deep green and red emamel, both bordered with enamel black. Peaceful hills with trees and buildings surround with enamels of green, pale aubergine and soft yellow. The fabrics and hills r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #14716 (stock #62AAA)
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$1650.00
This snowy bowl always remind me of Christmas: the deer on the hill beneath the pine boughs seem to looking skyward for a star. The blue underglaze designs are intricate, but very soft and only confined to a central trellis-like medallion and a border on the bottom; it is relieved by bold red enamel rectangles and turquoise-surrounded roundels of phoenixes. The gilding is lavish yet restrained. Japan, circa 1860. Excellent condition. Approximately 11-3/8 inches in diameter by 3-3/4 inches de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #14701 (stock #59AAA)
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$2800.00
Excavated near Filadelfia, Costa Rico, this impressive vase is in the striking Nicoya Polychrome style. Applied to one side of the bulbous tripod body is the head of an animal, probably a jaguar or coatimundi, resting on its forearms. A band of hieroglyphs encircles the vase's collar and other designs run around the legs and in a ribbon down the back. Excellent unbroken condition, with some wear to the buff paint of the body, but with all motifs intact. Approximately 11 inches tall and 10-1/...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1800 item #14700 (stock #58AAA)
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$135.00
An intricate fabric printing block from northern India handcarved from rosewood in a design of repeated stylized flowers and borders. A very similar piece is illustrated in Edward Pinto's "Treen and Other Wooden Bygones" as being from Macclesfield, where Indian designs were incorporated onto printed silks. Eighteenth Century or early Nineteenth Century. Excellent condition, with an interesting copper repair to the very end of the interlock design.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #14645 (stock #56AAA)
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$1250.00
An unusual example of of Persian metalwork -- possibly crafted in China for the Persian market -- in a graceful form. The widely flared top portion is deeply fluted and bears finely detailed engraving of flowers along its lobated edges. The uneven number of sections indicates that the piece was hand wrought, not cast. The bulbous body, also delicately engraved with floral motifs, has a plain collar above and an ogeed base below. Of thick gauge, the vase is formed of paktong (or tutenag, an a...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1837 VR item #14366 (stock #51AAA)
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$225.00
You might have seen an identical pair of these on the BBC "Antiques Roadshow" a few seasons ago. The expert was viewing a woman's lifelong collection of scissors and scissor-like implements, and these he would not let out his hands! (I wonder if she got them back?) They really are fascinating: you open the chamber to receive the burnt wick, and when you close it, a guillotine rises up and chops off the used part, thus containing it and the acrid smoke. All in close-plated steel, the sleek de...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1900 item #14196 (stock #49AAA)
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$350.00
Tall and glamorous, this finely crafted glass overlay vase is a real tour de force. The underlying white glass layer lends a varied luster to the turquoise blue, rather like ancient Persian glazes. The tall-necked baluster form of the piece and the intricate palmate and dotted designs enameled on the surface, echo this appeal to Orientalism. There is a hallmark that I have not deciphered, a script letter "A" in an artist's palette. English or Continental, circa 1880. Condition is almost min...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #13814 (stock #33AAA)
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$875.00
This highly decorative shallow bowl, a major product of the Seto kilns, depicts the encounter of a beautiful and elegant Japanese woman and fierce-looking bearded man with some sort of evil intent in mind. Oh, you know the story... Well, frankly I don't, but if I find out, I will write it in. Anyhow, the whole thing is illustrated in elaborate colored enamels and gilt on the finely potted body with a crackled glaze. The condition is excellent, with only one small firing bubble that has burst (s...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #13655 (stock #29AAA)
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$325.00
A charming Napoleon III letter seal of machine-turned bone and chiseled silver, French of around 1870. It is in beautiful condition, with no breaks or cracks. The initials "PG" are carved into the silver bottom, which also bears the hallmarks for France after 1848. Approximately 3-5/8 inches in length and 1-3/8 inches in diameter at the top.