The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1073083
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
This is a 19th qalamdan or ink and quill holder. The patina on this case is quite rich, I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 9 1/2" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1 1/2" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs nearly a pound! Scribes used to tuck these cases into their belts, and the inkpots kept them from slipping through. It's floral design appears to be Turkish. A unique and historical item for your desk, or collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1073090
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$185.00
A delicate sterling silver perfume flask embellished with a foliate motif. The lid is formed as leaves bunched together. Around the neck, bottom and belly are delicate grape vines. Above the belly is a repeat of scallops topped by a gathering of acanthus leaves culminating at the neck. This finely wrought bottle measures 5.25" tall, by 2.75" across, and weighs 3.3 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Champleve : Pre 1900 item #1073215
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. 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. There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, it is in surprisingly good condition. There is a little of the original silver wash remaining. Measuring 2.5" (6.5 cm) tall, by 3.25" (8 cm)across, and weighing nearly half a pound (.23kg), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 150 years old.
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.

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1117325
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$525.00
*This is an intricately carved Persian Qajar Tray with a hunting motif. The center and cartouches feature intricately carved hunting scenes featuring lions and deer, alternating with medallions of Islamic script. The rim has a raised etched "boteh" or paisley design in the Qalamzani style. This finely crafted tray measures 22" across by 1" deep and weighs 10 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1117398
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$575.00
Traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design pitcher. The deer and hunter designs across the belly is a typical Persian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular pitcher has some fine detail, accented in tin. The scenes on the sides are formed into cartouches framed by foliate designs. The cast handle is fused into the top, and is detached at the bottom. The final photo shows it paired with a compatible basin item # 1117341. Measuring 16.5" tall, and 7" across by 4.5" deep, and 11" from handle to tip of spout. It weighs a little over 4 pounds before packing. This aftobe is estimated to be made in Iran 100 years ago.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130693
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
Copper Persian candle holder with lobed flower petal form ornamentation. Base has lobed pie crust edges. Stem part below candle cup rotates. Candle cup has a slight split on the side, and there is a slight list to the candleholder. The silver tin coating has mostly worn away, leaving highlighted details. Measuring 11.25" tall, by 6.5 across and weighs a little under a pound and a half.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130986
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Carved brass ablutions bowl with elaborate carved grill strainer with finial. The rim has geometric form flowers alternating with lozenge shapes, and tiny diamond repeats along the outer rim and inner rim. It measures 4.5" tall, by 8.5" across, the opening is 4" across, and weighs a lttle under two pounds. This would normally be paired with a hand washing pitcher.
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 : 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.