The Old Bazaar
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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #799969
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$115.00
Late 19th or early 20th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 6.25" by 4.25", and weighs 41 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts peacock detailing in it's design. A massive and impressive piece.
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 : 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 : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #728680
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Vintage Brazier or Censer likely a reproduction of an earlier design. At first glance, the overall design appears to be Qajar Persian with the typical themes of birds and deer. However, it is marked with the name of the manufacturer and "made in Greece". The design is subtly carved with pierced areas which will let light through if a candle is burned within. The inside seems to be painted gold, perhaps to enhance reflectivity. This has water marks inside from previous use as a planter. The body of the piece is made of hand worked copper, and the handles are cast brass. This has three handles which is unusual for this sort of piece, possibly symbolic of the Holy Trinity. Measuring 7" high, by 10" across, this highly unusual piece weighs about 3 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1199005
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Charming silvered covered Persian candy, nut, or dried fruit dish embellished with primitive flower motifs. Bowl has 24 lobes, each accented with a rainbow or maybe an arch over each flower, possibly Mihrabs. The sides of the pot are embellished with a simple chain of flowers. The lids has 3 concentric circles of different styles of flowers topped with a copper finial and petaled bezel. It measures 8.25" across, and 4" high with the 1" finial, and weighs 18.5 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1920 item #712607
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$315.00
Meticulously hand carved Kashmiri personal warmer. Lightly patinated, This particular Pot has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring paisley snakes. The opening of the caged area has a pair of peacocks on either side. It is in very good condition. Measuring 8.5" tall, and 6" in diameter, and weighing one and a quarter pounds before packing, this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir brass work from this period. I'm told that coals would be loaded into the pot, and a cord would be attached to the loop, and it would be worn to help the wearer stay warm. This is estimated to be made in Kashmir 100 to 150 years ago.
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 #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 : 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 : 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 : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #728686
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
SOLD
Traditional Ottoman copper water jug with kashkul (beggars bowl) shaped top. Early 20th century. Lots of etched detailing and applied work. 15" high by 7" across, and 9" wide weighing 1 1/4 lbs.
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 : 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 #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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1960 item #549994
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blues, green, yellow, pink, brown and grey on a white background and decorated with two birds, possibly Phoenixes. The remaining background is filled in with a classic Qajar floral design. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. A little roughness in the glaze at the top rim. Approximately 12 inches high and 9 inches in diameter. Weight is 4.5 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 1920 item #932691
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$550.00
A very unusual brass Persian or Turkish Tray. It features two pairs of lions bearing banners at either end. The textures are etched very subtlety into the metal. The detail of the muscling of the lions is amazing! There is an overall scrolled foliate background, It measures 17" X 24" by .5" deep, and weighs 4.5 pounds.