The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1132094
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$650.00
Carved brass tray made in the early 20th century. This unique tray has a central medallion featuring Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, palm trees, flowers, and camels. Surrounding this is a ring of Hebrew lettering encircled by a foliate design. This has a pie crust edge. This particular tray was made in the early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts". With the discovery of King Tut's tomb, there was an increased demand for ancient Egyptian themed items. Because many of these travelers also traversed the Holy Land, Judaic themes of the Exodus as related in the Bible were particularly sought after. I believe that the letters are an acronym for a prayer as has been a Jewish tradition for Eons of time. This tray measures 23" across by 1.5" deep and weighs a little over 4 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1132129
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$125.00
Mid Century copper hookah base. This type of carved and pounded metalwork is referred to as Ghalamzani, and is carved with a scalpel like tool. This piece features a herder with 3 camels and several dogs. the neck and top are decorated with traditional floral designs. This piece measures 10" tall by 5" across, and weighs 3/4 of a pound. The opening on top is 1.75".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1930 item #1134106
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$95.00
Indian elephant brass incense burner with howdah. There is a mahout, or elephant driver in the front of the howdah, the passenger area is where you would place a cone of incense. The elephant is enrobed with ornate trappings. The word "India" is etched onto the base. Cones as we know them today were an invention of the Japanese. archaeologists have found forms of cones in cave duellings as well as Egyptian tombs. This intrepid pachyderm measures 6.25" tall by 5" long and 3.5" wide at the base, and weighs nearly 1.75 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1134259
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
Copper and silver tray with a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, There are foliate flourishes throughout the plate with a Tughra in the center. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 7.75" across, resting on three ball feet, with scalloped edges, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1134261
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$150.00
Copper and silver tray with a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, There are foliate flourishes throughout the plate with a Bismillah in the center. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 7.75" across, resting on three ball feet, with scalloped edges, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1900 item #1134696
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
A very unusual powder flask made from a sheep's scrotum and penis sheath. It's stitching is similar to a baseball with what appears to be sinew. There are patterns and textures embossed into the skin, and there is Islamic calligraphy along the top edge and both sides of the belly as well. The designs are more apparent with subtle dyeing. This piece retains it's belt clip, and the end cap is missing. There is a slight 2" surface crack and a nick on the neck, and a dent on one side. The other side shows perfectly. Ca 1850- 1880 This unique flask measures 9" X 3.5" and weighs 5 ounces.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1134697
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$45.00
Unique Persian brass camel ashtray. This was likely made about 1950 to 1970 when Iran was open to Western travel as a tourist piece. it features a reclining camel with trappings and a saddle. It is inscribed "Made in Iran" on the bottom. This Unique camel measures 5.25" by 3" and weighs 6 ounces.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1134699
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$375.00
Moroccan brass Koran box ca. 1960's, it has applied silver metal and bezel set stones which appear to be coral, lapis, and camel bone. There is a stylized circle design on the back. The same series of numbers is repeated on the curved lid. The brass and applied metal features profuse foliate etching. It has a braided strap, which may or may not be original. This unique box measure 4" across, 6" with the belt mount, by 6" tall, and is 1 a little over" thick and weighs 1.25 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1970 item #1134702
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$95.00
Throughout the Islamic world, it is a tradition to greet road-weary travelers and guests with a refreshing sprinkle of rosewater or orange blossom water. This charming blue Moroccan glass and embossed white brass bottle was made for this purpose, although I have seen people buy them for use as incense burners. Standing nearly 8 1/2" tall and measuring 2.75 " across, this unique piece is filled with astounding charm. The bottle weighs 1/2 pound before packing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1135034
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$135.00
Syrian brass pierced lamp made about 1890. The onion dome top features four pierced cartouches alternating with pierced foliate semi medallions. Two of the cartouches feature Islamic script, and the other two feature a spider web pattern. It is topped with a carved finial. This shape is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. it originally had a glass tube containing a wax candle held by a fitting that fit into the bottom. The three holes near the bottom edge are from the original chain that was used for hanging it, and for opening the lamp to light it or change the candle. This unique piece measures 6.75" tall by 4.25" across and weighs a little under a half pound.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1135092
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, the original cedar wood lining missing. Unlike the usual rectangular boxes of this type, the curves edges require exceptional skill to fabricate. This box has an Islamic Script cartouche on the front with foliate heart medallions on the ends. Two trefoil brackets encircle the lid which features a large, foliate central medallion. The silver and some copper inlays have some tooling which shows high quality workmanship as does the endless knot vertical panels on the curved sections of the box. There is also a chain panel across the back with chain twist designs framing the panel. The casket measures 5.25" long, by 3" deep and 2.5" tall. and weighs nearly a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, with all inlays tight and intact, unusual cosidering it's age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1135093
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,500.00
Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian inlaid brass candlesticks. They measure 11.5" tall by 4.25" across the base, and together weigh over 5 pounds. Both candle sticks are elaborately inlaid with silver and copper to highlight the ornate designs. The pyramid shaped bases have trefoil designs on the corners, and vase shaped cartouches with Islamic script. There are vertical sections of endless chains going up the stems, and foliate embellishments on the outside of the candle cups. The candle holders originally unscrewed but have at some point been soldered for stability.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1135172
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$75.00
Elaborately decorated brass tea tin or canister. Carving appears to be of Egyptian origin, it has seven panels of Arabic Calligraphy. The top rim is encircled by seven carved animals. The lid has concentric circles of designs of diagonal bars, braids and diamonds with a crescent moon finial. The hinge is fairly primitive, but is in good working order. Measuring 7" to the top of the finial, and 4.25" in diameter, and weighing just under a pound, this is ready for your tea or incense collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1135189
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Traditional Islamic magic bowl for healing covered with engraved writing. Has boteh shaped designs with prayers within, also a Keyhole doorway, or mirab shaped shaped cartouche. Other prayers are covering every possible surface including the rim. The exterior has no ornamentation. The middle of the bottom of the bowl has a deep indentation, possibly to make it easy to hold. It measures 5.5" diameter by 1.5" tall, and weighs 6 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1135273
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$115.00
Brass pitcher from India featuring Hindu dancers with an elaborate dragon handle. The base and neck feature acanthus leaves. Overall, there is a floral design with Hindu dancers and dogs interspersed with vines intersecting. The cast handle features an extremely ornate dragon design. The pitcher measures 10.5" tall by 4.5" in diameter with a spread of 7" from handle to spout. It weighs nearly a pound and a half.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1136110
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,200.00
Intricately carved Mosque lamp from Syria. This qandeel features six arched windows. Between each window is a turned baluster type fretwork with chickens and turned knob finials. This is suspended by three chains that meet at the top. The font is missing, but doesn't detract from the esthetics of this piece. The top section is segmented into six design panels alternating between trefoil and spiderweb designs above four alternating cartouches with Islamic calligraphy, and foliate medallions. The lower section has eight panels alternating between cartouches of foliate, spiderweb, and Islamic script, with the rest of it in a spiderweb design. This has a chicken finial with a hole that a cord can be threaded through for electrification, which I believe is not original to this piece. The fineness of the carving is unusual and exceptional. There is some of the original gilding intact. This has the best quality of craftsmanship of any Syrian piece I've had in over 35 years of collecting. This unique piece measures 14" tall and 18" to the top of the chain, and 6" in diameter, and weighs nearly 3 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1165413
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$65.00
Lobed copper vase or goblet delicately painted in enamel work referred to as Mina Kari. It has a symmetrical floral pattern. It stands 7" tall and measures 3.5" across, and weighs about 4oz. There is some minor chipping on the rim, but the goblet is otherwise in good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1980 item #1176581
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$195.00
Morocco Brass and Nickle Embossed Powder Flask inlaid with Turquoise, Amber, and Coral. This well crafted compact piece has two rings that attach to a belt. The back is etched with a swirled sunburst design, and the edges are adorned with either beaded or braided metal trim. This was crafted in the 1970's. The stopper has an angled cavity for measuring and pouring the powder into the gun. This unique piece measures 3 inches in diameter, and is 5.25 inches long, and weighs a little over half a pound.