Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Pre 1900 item #13647 (stock #26AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
Made more for whimsy than for actual use, this folding set of bone implements must have given some sailor hours of creative amusement. The tapered body, decorated on both sides with color-filled bull'-eyes, encloses a fingernail scraper, an awl and a pretty deadly ear cleaner. The bottom has a rounded notch and the business end is crudely shaped to resemble a whale or walrus. American, circa 1800 to 1825. Cf.: McManus "A Treasury of American Scrimshaw" (Penguin Studio), p. 140...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Pre 1800 item #13642 (stock #25AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$450.00
A delightful Louis XVI tortoiseshell etui with pique-d'argent inlays in the form of classical festoons and stars. On either side is an oval lozenge , one of which bears the initials "LAW." Originally, it would have held a pair of dainty scissors of some other personal conceit, but now could serve as a pillbox or matchbox. The condition is superb, with only a minute separation on one side where the tortoiseshell meets...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #13641 (stock #24AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$450.00
A finely detailed and hefty snuffbox in the Louis XVI-Empire style decorated on all surfaces with classical designs of lambriquins, fronds, flambeaux and a pair of shields among leafy borders and imbricated panels. On the bottom there is engraved in the central lozenge "MA" in probably contemporaneous script with added above and below it in light Roman letters Presented to" and "By S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #13605 (stock #23AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$350.00
Stately and subtle, this tall vase exemplifies the virtues that have made Oribe stoneware favored by Japanese tea ceremonial connoisseurs and others for centuries. The soaring form and intentionally coarse surface make a monolithic background for the underglaze iron-oxide designs of weathered pinetrees on one side and the cavelike scene of "hanging persimmons" suspended from a slanted double border of latticework on the other...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1920 item #13559 (stock #18AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$95.00
Here is way to have your pretzel and drink it too. This realistic porcelain "pretzel" looks hand-twisted and even has coarse porcelain "salt." Beautiful condition. Approximately 5-3/4 inches by 3-1/2 inches. Mustard, anyone?
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1920 item #13558 (stock #17AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$125.00
One wouldn't expect an Austian to know what a Mexican tamale is, but here is a schnappes flask imitating one in porcelain! The "Austria" mark would indicate a time shortly after 1891. Condition mint. Approximately 6-3/4 inches in length by two inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #13557 (stock #16AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
Picasso made wonderful toys for his children out of found objects; this one by a Native American probably would have delighted him. Fashioned from the jawbone of a caribou and baleen (whalebone}, it is delightfully sculptural. Some wear to the lower points, naturally, but no cracks or breaks. Probably around 1900-1920. Approximately 14-1/2 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide in largest point.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #13514 (stock #11AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1400.00
WOODAHL, Francis (1938 to 1984) "Prairie Morn," tempera on board. Picturing in very fine detail a wonderfully peaceful scene: a young squaw is bathing in a stream with tepees in the central background, behind which rise verdant hills and a snow-capped mountain range. A moment in Paradise! And a fine opportunity to obtain a work by this distinguished Western artist. Approximately 10 by 12 inches, Barbizon frame. Cf: "Contemporary Western Artists," 1982 (Bonanza)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #13458 (stock #8AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
The emblem of a Roman matron's social standing, the fibula was the circle pin of its day, and one to be handed down from mother to eldest daughter. In fact, one of the touching things to me is the sign of wear on the back of the piece. This bold example combines Roman solidarity with motifs associated with the Egyptian goddess Hathor. There is fine dark-green patina over all; the pin, almost always missing, has been skillfully replaced with a replica. Approximately 2-3/4 by 3 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #13443 (stock #7AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
Impressive heavy bronze handle from a bucket or small cauldron, with a double-headed-snake bail and nicely shaped lugs. The bail is decorated with interlocked arcs and well-detailed upper edge. Traces of the iron rivets remain. Excellent condition and patina with deeply incised interlocked curves on the bail and fine definition on the snake ends. Full length approximately 10-1/2 inches; custom stand. Roman, late Fourth Century.