Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1169360
"Early spring, The bird and the butterfly Visit the peony. Too early: no flower..." With its finely sculpted scene in high relief, this excellent snuff bottle is in very fine condition and boasts an Imperial green jadeite stopper-spoon. Approximately three inches tall overall by 1-7/8 inches wide. China, late Eighteenth Century to early Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1900 item #1169258
Guilio Cesare Ferrari, born Bologna, Italy, 1813 or 18, died 1899, was a professor of classical arts and painter of Romantic Classical scenes and portraits. Examples of his work can be found in the Bologna Museum, etc. This little gem portrays the craggy harbor of a sea-tossed island where a sail-ship has become wrecked in the harbor: Ulysses at the Isle of Circe? It is quite magical... Approximately four inches by eight inches, heavy impasto oil painting on board in the manner of Montecello.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1800 item #1169237
Minted at Geneva in 1710, this splendid Swiss silver 21 sol coin is in excellent condition, gradable at VF to EF. Approximately 27mm in diameter, it weighs 4.78 grams. Obverse: Illuminated Christogram (IHS) above arms of Geneva (Crowned Eagle / Key) within foliage. Date below. Legend: RESPUBLIC GENEVENS . 17 - 10 . Reverse: Illuminated Christogram ("IHS") above motto in three lines and value (21) within foliage...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1920 item #1168858
A fine day on the French Riviera is displayed in this colorful scene signed Jules (?) Camoin and dated 1913.Oil on artist board, approximately 7-1/2 inches by 9-1/2 inches, custom burnish-gilt and painted frame 12-1/2 inches by 14-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1168749
This handsome 10-1/4-inch plate features a highly romanticized lakeside scene of Pomerania, with two ladies in local costume meeting near a mill. They are accompanied by a lanky dog, clearly not your standard Pomeranian. The borders are finely executed neo-rococo, with roses and lace and pearls. Approximately 10-1/4 inches in diameter, the Piece is in excellent condition and retains an old sticker saying that it came from someone's grandmother in about 1780...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1168620
So sleek and elegant as to seem Art Deco this excellent rosewood is veneered in carefully matched palmyrawood and ebony veneers. Joins are made with ebony pegs. The full-length hinge and lock plate (no key) are superb quality. Interior is unlined and there is a pin-seal leatherette covering to the bottom. Condition is first rate, with few signs of age or use. Approximately 15-1/4 inches long by 4-7/8 inches wide by 3-3/4 inches to top of gently domed top.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Pre 1930 item #1168468
It is cunning how Chinese porcelain artists were able to copy the hand of foreign chinoiserie porcelain painters. Only the clarity of the white body suggested that it is in fact Chinese, not English or French. About 11-1/2 inches high, it is about 7-1/2 inches in full diameter and, aside for being drilled underneath for wiring, is in excellent shape. Included with the vase is its custom-made and fitted flash-gilt brass base.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Frames : Pre 1837 VR item #1166741
This almost-identical pair (one is 21 inches by 27 inches full size, the other 21 inches by 26-1/2 inches) make an extraordinary pair. They have been fitted with beveled glass and can be hung horizontally or vertically. The fine, even bird's-eye maple veneer covers the fronts and sides and slight blemishes are commiserate with the frames' age. American or English, pre-Victorian.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1970 item #1166713
This drawing of a dramatic female central figure in a flowing gown and holding a cockle shell being observed by two others is full of the beautiful and mysterious grace for which this great artist was admired throughout the world. Born in Argentina and reared in Milan, Fini lived most of her life in Paris, where she created a large oeuvre of drawings, paintings, stage and costume designs, etc...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1980 item #1166524
Number 6 of a very limited edition of 30, this masterly etching was created in 1972 by the renowned Romanian artist Sigismond Kolos-Vary, who received French citizenship in 1955. Featured in two Paris museums and in museums and important collections throughout the world, the work of this important is even more in demand since his death in 1983. The paper is approximately 13 inches by 10 inches while the image is about 10-1/2 inches by eight. Signed and dated in pencil lower right-hand side...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1940 item #1164569
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If you saw the delightful film "Julie and Julia" you will recall the showing of this bible of French cookery, as great an event as Julia Child's epic "Master the Art of French Cooking" many years later. This landmark tome became and has remained the main reference for professionals and skilled amateurs in the field...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1700 item #1163686
Carved in very rare lustrous huanghuali this holder for joss sticks was fashioned from the heavy and now extinct "silver rosewood" in the form of a sacred lotus blossom, sacred to the Buddha and symbol of transcendental purity rising from the mire below. Approximately seven inches tall and eight inches in diameter at the widest point, it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1837 VR item #1163515
After years of standing in for his sick father, years of impatience and excess, HRH the Prince Regent finally succeeded to the throne with the death of his father, "Mad" King George III, in 1820. This splendid little likeness in gleaming rich ormolu, based on the official -- and quite flattering -- full-length coronation portrait by Sir Thomas Laurence (1821.) With outstanding detail, considering that its full size with plinth is only 3-14 inches! The condition is also remarkable.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1837 VR item #1163405
Finely carved in lustrous nephrite, soft green with a bluish tone, this figure of the Immortal Hotai shows the chubby god stepping forward, a branch over his shoulder that is ready to blossom into prosperity for its receiver. In superb condition, the figure is approximately 3-1/4 inches tall by 2-1/4 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches deep. Chinese, late Eighteenth Century to early Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1837 VR item #1160935
Of excellent manufacture, this pair of sticks in the red-brass alloy termed bell-metal for its enhanced resonant quality is in fine condition, due in part to their hefty construction. English, ca. 1830. Approximately 6-3/8 inches tall and 3-3/8inches in diameter at the base.
Beautiful and practical, this small gem is designed to protect a small pocket watch and to display it on a table or mantle when it is not being carried. The finely carved face, with its delicate design of a branch of edelweiss, opens to reveal the velvet-lined compartment and then folds under to form the footed easel stand. German or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century. Closed approximately 3-3/8 inches long by 1-5/8 inches by one inch high, the height when open is about 3-1/8 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1800 item #1158946
Partially glazed with a radiant copper-green, this rare, nicely detailed cream-ware mould for an individual "oeuf en gelee" dates from the last half of the Eighteenth Century. There are no breaks, chips or repairs and Only some small frits on the inside rim. Approximately 3-1/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/4 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1910 item #1158556
These two old specimens of the dramatic volcanic conglomerate, septarian nodule, have long been used for display of antique bronzes. Each is approximately 3-1/3 inches in diameter,one about 1-1/4 inches high, the other about 1-5/8 inches high.Both are polished to a soft luster.