The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1116108
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$165.00
French Craftsman Primitive wood copper bellows. Hammered copper strips are woven across the surface and are affixed with rivets to give it a primitive, rustic, or Gothic look. In good, functioning order. This unique item measures 18" X 6.5" X 1.75 b
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1116102
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid vase. This vase has four different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot and trefoil semi-medallions in between. There are also chain panels encircleing the vase near the top and base. This vase has an unusual feature of deep channels highlighted by copper inlay surrounding the cartouches. The vase measures 7" high and 3.5" in diameter, and weighs a little under a pound. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patonage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizeable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular vase was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mamluk artifacts during this period of time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1900 item #1105404
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
This Kashmiri candle holder is meticulously hand carved. Heavily patinated, this particular candleholder has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, With a twelve lobed foliate base, a vining stem, a heavily detailed spouted bowl with a serpent handle. A white medium has been worked into the recesses for contrast. It is in excellent condition, Measuring 9" tall, and 4.5" across. Weighing slightly under a pound this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir copper work from this period. This is estimated to be made in Kashmir 100 to 150 years ago.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1105303
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$195.00
Simple Moroccan powder flask embellished with Silver Dirham coins from the turn of the 20th century. Features an etched applied silver piece, copper trim and hammered handles. The spout has an angle to it from the time of manufacture. Interesting touch mark on the back. It measures 8" long by 5.75" across and 2" deep and weighs 10 ounces
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1102378
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,875.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled Mosque lamp was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. There is some very minor enamel chipping, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the lamp, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 7" across by 4.5" tall, the total suspended length is 19". It weighs five pounds, this piece is quite solid and large. This originally had a candle suspended in a blown glass tube but was electrified during the early 20th century. The enameled ring above the lamp was originally where the hole is on the bottom to hold the glass. The carving is beautifully executed and unusual to find on a piece this elaborately enameled, it also shows off the unusual bird and floral design. This is the first piece I've seen with purple and orange glaze, and I have been collecting this type of enamel for several decades. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.
Cuerda Seca enameling is done in the following manner: The design is stamped or carved into the surface after which colored glazes are applied. The contours of the designs are detailed with a mixture of beeswax or vegetable fat and manganese oxide. During the firing, the wax or fat burns away producing contours of red or black that also prevent the differently-colored glazes from running into one another. This technique was created during the Seljuk (14th-15th C.) period in Persia, (modern Iran and Iraq) and eventually made it's way via Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Spain where it is used extensively in tile and pottery making even today.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1102319
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,950.00
Syrian pierced Islamic brass Mosque lamp made in the late 19th century. The bulbous top is ringed by five cartouches featuring pastoral animals with bands of similar animals ringing below and above. The cross hatched carved banding at the very top is a classic Mamluk design along with the cartouches. There are two tiers of "windows" with various colored glass framed by elaborately carved Moghul influenced borders, floral on the top tier, and birds on the bottom tier. The "tower" between the two floors features animals and mythical people, but was made upside down for some unknown reason. The bowl shaped bottom has 16 cartouches with mythical people ensconced within. The original font at the bottom, which would have held a candle is missing as is common with these pieces. The frets between the windows are sand casted, then hand finished with screws being made in house. Most finials have chickens, moons, or fancy knobs. Three of the chickens which originally had chains. this situation can be easily restored. While this is not wired for electricity, restoring the chains, and removing the top loop to make the hole accessible would be an easy conversion which would not compromise the integrity of the piece. This impressive piece measures 24" tall to the top of the newer 1.5" loop, by 10" across the widest point, and weighs 9 lbs
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #1099551
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,650.00
Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian etched brass candle sticks. It measures 23" tall by 6.5" across the base, and together weigh about 9 pounds. One candle holder is 1/2 inch taller than the other, and the design of each candle stick is unique. The base of one has a braided trefoil chain encircling it, and the other has alternating semi medallions of trefoil and Islamic script. There are alternating sections, with endless chains, and Islamic calligraphy. The bases are slightly off round, and the candle holders unscrew in pieces for easy storage or transport.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Champleve : Pre 1920 item #1099043
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$250.00
Enamel flask shaped cigar lamp encircled by four foliate floral themed tri-lobed medallions. I believe it is Russian. The geometry of the design has some Deco elements. The enamel is in excellent condition with a small amount of wear on the lid. The reservoir and wick holder are missing. It has a plate of lead soldered to the bottom to add weight and stability. It measures 7" tall by 3.5" across and weighs 13 ounces.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1960 item #1098989
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$950.00
Etched silver incense burner from Egypt. The incense burner in a brazier form. Similar to a full sized brazier, it consists of a vase shaped base, and a crescent moon topped pierced lid. This piece has an interlacing trefoil pattern etched into the lid,and a simple beaded design encircling both rims. Multiple silver chains drape around the rim. The hallmark at the base is consistent with silver items from Egypt circa 1960. Measuring 7.5" to the top of it's crescent moon finial. and 5" across the tray base, and weighs 13 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1096977
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$750.00
This 19th century enameled tray was made in Damascus or Aleppo Syria using a Cuerda Seca style enameling which is done in the following manner: The design is stamped or carved into the surface after which colored glazes are applied. The contours of the designs are detailed with a mixture of beeswax or vegetable fat and manganese oxide. During the firing, the wax or fat burns away producing contours of red or black that also prevent the differently-colored glazes from running into one another. This technique was created during the Seljuk (14th-15th C.) period in Persia, (modern Iran and Iraq) and eventually made it's way via Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Spain where it is used extensively in tile and pottery making even today. There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the age of the tray, it is in quite good shape with minor losses on one edge as shown. This Charming piece measures 12" across and weighs 3 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1095141
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$475.00
This graceful pair of Mamluk Revival Islamic vases have two different Islamic calligraphy cartouches with simple foliate medallions in between. There are also chain details encircling the vase near the top and bottom, as well as semi medallions ringing the bottom. They are the same size, obviously from the same maker, but like many Islamic hand crafted items, are not an exact match. The vases measure 12" tall and 4.5" across and weigh 16 ounces each. These were made in the 1960's for the tourist trade.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1095133
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
Moroccan brass camel bone bellows with inset camel bone on wood, with copper and embossed white brass trim. The leather is in good condition, and the bellows work efficiently despite their petite size. Measuring 12.5" long by X 4.5" wide and weighing about 3 pounds, these will make a unique statement at your fireplace or hearth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1093889
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
Very fine silver gilt Lucknow Mughal Indian enamel candle holders. Silver body with a luminous champleve enamel known as 'Meenakari' in the classic peacock blue, green , and pink ombre' pallet with several other color details including turquoise and gold. The bases are exceptional with ombre' flowers with centers set in fine tourmaline cabachons. The crispness and detail of the carving and enamel on this is exceptional. The interior is silver as is the engraved bottom. Very good condition with minor age dings to the flower petal edges. These charming candle sticks measure 2" tall by 3" across and weighs 6 oz.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Enamelware : Pre 1960 item #1093799
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Persian enameled cigarette case featuring the Shah's mosque in Isfahan. The exterior is enameled in the Persian miniature Minakari style, while the interior is enameled white over silver metal. There is a small chip near the upper left hand corner, and wear and shaping consistent with being worn in the pocket. This charming piece measures 4 1/8 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide and 3/8 inch thick, and weighs 4 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1093781
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$345.00
This copper Ottoman hunting tray features a hunter in the central medallion encircled by mirab (doorway) shaped medallions featuring birds and deer ringed by a foliate border. It measures 21.75" across with a 1.25" deep pie crust edge. it weighs 3.5 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1093755
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$450.00
Charming pair of 900 Egyptian Silver candlesticks in a simple, understated tapered baluster supporting an urn shaped candle cup, set on a spreading, circular base. These are unweighted, and I would recommend adding weights if using tall tapers. Hallmarks are as shown on the stem and base of each candlestick. I believe that these are from around 1960. They measure a little over 8 inches tall by 3.5 inches across, and weighing 9.2 ounces.

There is a second identical pair available with one tiny dent on the stem of one candlestick available at a $25.00 discount. A jeweler might be able to minimize the dent. You may order one or both pairs using the order button.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1093749
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$525.00
19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid incense burner in a brazier form. As in a full sized brazier, it consists of a two handled vase shaped base, a two handled coal pot, and a crescent moon topped pierced lid. This piece has two Islamic script cartouches alternating with trefoil semi-medallions. There is also a chain panel encircling the pot mirrored by the same chain pattern on the top surface of the base. The copper and silver inlays are well executed and tight. The brazier/burner measures 9.25" tall by 6" across, and weighs a little over a pound and a half. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1517 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted over 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular burner was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluk artifacts during this period of time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1093738
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,750.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. There is some very minor enamel chipping, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, and the fact that this was made to be used as a planter, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 10" tall by 14"across, and weighing five pounds, this piece is quite solid and is an unusually large size. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.

Cuerda Seca enameling is done in the following manner: The design is stamped or carved into the surface after which colored glazes are applied. The contours of the designs are detailed with a mixture of beeswax or vegetable fat and manganese oxide. During the firing, the wax or fat burns away producing contours of red or black that also prevent the differently-colored glazes from running into one another. This technique was created during the Seljuk (14th-15th C.) period in Persia, (modern Iran and Iraq) and eventually made it's way via Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Spain where it is used extensively in tile and pottery making even today.