The Old Bazaar
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1930 item #801017
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
A smaller scale Moroccan shoeshine box intended for use as a personal valet for maintaining one's clothing and shoes. Various bottles for cleaning products as well as rose water and and other perfuming agents. It measures 12" long, by 11.5" tall, by 5" deep, and weighs about 8 pounds before packing. Although one would usually associate this style of shoeshine box with Turkey, the enameling is consistent in color and texture to Moroccan enamel, and I have seen similar full sized shoeshine boxes in use in Morocco in the past.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1128265
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Meticulously hand carved Samovar from The Indo Persian region of Central Asia.. This particular samovar has foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, with a serpent handle, and ornamental openwork at the base, where the ashes are cleared from. It is in very good condition, and appears to have been used for display only. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within Measuring 10" tall, and 12" from handle to spout, weighing a little over two pounds. This is estimated to be made 40 to 50 years ago
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1900 item #801599
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$300.00
19 C. Persian Qajar Dynasty Round Tile removed from a building, unfortunately was cracked during removal, and subsequently repaired. There is a tile from the building stuck to the back of the tile. 16" across. Features a Persian woman pouring wine from a jug into a flask.
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #932800
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$450.00
Turn of the 20th century Bedouin copper tray. This was used as a dining table. The woman of the house (or tent) would put a floor-cloth down, then bring the tray laden with salad greens, green onions, flat bread, and bowls and plates of food. The family would eat communally with their hands scooping up the food with bread or lettuce. The wear on the pattern is consistent with frequent scrubbing. Very little of the original tin plating remains as a result. It measures 26.5" X .5", and weighs 10lbs.
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 : 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 : 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 : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1970 item #548404
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$35.00
This is one of a series of 10 Art Prints inspired by the Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam produced in the 1960's. Featured languages for prose are French, Arabic and Persian. The border is done in Moghul miniature painting style. Measures 12" by 18" unframed.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Pre 1910 item #801600
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Unusual Lucerna type oil lamp with four lion fonts and brass light shades embossed with the Byzantine double headed eagle. Complete with tools including tweezers, snuffer, tamper, and ash catcher. This measures 20" tall by 6" across, and weighs a pound and a half*.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Pre 1900 item #995870
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
This unique lamp was originally an oil lamp, whose base is made from a pot that was carved around 1880. The pot is carved in the Mamluk revival style with alternating medallions of spider web and stylized cubes with trefoil detailing in between. It was electrified around 1920, retaining the original chimney holder. It measures 10" tall by 10" across and weighs 3 pounds.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1960 item #549764
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blues, green, yellow, pink and grey on a white background and decorated with a Persian King on horseback, with a bow, hunting for deer. The opposite side shows another hunter. The remaining background is filled in with a classic Qajar floral design. This is made in a classic baulister shape. Good condition with slight crazing, and chip on top rim. Slight roughness, chip, and glaze irregularities at the bottom. Approximately 12 inches tall, and 9 inches in diameter. Weight is 4.25 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1199084
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$675.00
Appealing oversized Persian Boteh or Paisley candle stick. The silver colored plating is largely worn away, highlighting the paisley (Boteh) repeat patterns on each segment of the lamp. It measures 13" tall, the base tray is 11" across and the candle cup holds a 4" diameter pillar candle, and weighs a substantial 3.75 pounds. This is a fairly large scale piece which would accent a fireplace, entry or dining table as a statement piece.
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 : 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 : 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.