The Old Bazaar
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #398445
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$95.00
This This Moroccan Jambiya (Koumiya) features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 15" long and weighing a little under a pound, the handle and sheath are encased with with embossed silver metal. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1920 item #728244
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$450.00
Complete Middle Eastern brass silver and copper inlaid coffee set. The brass tray measures 13 " across, and is inlaid in silver and copper. There are three cartouches of Islamic script, alternating with lobed endless knot medallions. The rim has a braided endless knot pattern often seen in Celtic designs as well. The set includes six 2" "Gawa" or coffee cups (Zarfs) with green hand spun Egyptian Glass inserts, and the classically shaped 6" "Ibrik" or coffee server is tin-lined for safe usage. The covered sugar bowl measures 3" tall without the finial. The final photo shows the zarfs with a white porcelain insert instead of the spun glass. If you would prefer the porcelain inserts, please let me know when purchasing the set, and I'll make the substitution for you. This was made for the tourist trade around the turn of the 20th century.
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 #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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #680381
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$450.00
This brass Moroccan star tray has a traditional Berber design, and appears to have several dimensions of stars and foliate textures carved into it. With a classic Islamic thirteen pointed star, which points end at indentations for tea or coffee cups or glasses. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 28"across by 22" tall, and weighing nine pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. It comes paired with it's original base of ebonised wood embellished with brass accents. Great for an exotic or Hollywood Regency style decor. This piece is estimated to be 30-40 years old.
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 : 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 : 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 : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #630730
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$195.00
A simple and charming Indo Persian silvered copper Huqqa base. Featuring finely etched jungle animals around the belly with a band of Islamic script, and simple flowers encircling above. The area near the top is extensively worn from years of use. There is also a dent near the top. This is a slightly unusual shape as the hose fitting is built into the nargile itself. It measures 11.5" high by 6" in diameter and weighs 2 pounds.
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 : 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 1920 item #963428
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, and the original cedar wood lining is still intact and clean. This box has five different Islamic Script cartouches with trefoil semi-medallions. There is also a chain panel encircling the lid which features the largest, central medallion. The casket measures 4.5" long, by 2.75" deep and 2.75" tall. and weighs a little under a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age. 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 patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metal ware 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 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 Mameluk artifacts during this period of time.
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1960 item #549758
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blue, yellow and white and brown flowers on alternating blue and sage green panels. Striping detail near top and base. Condition: Good with slight crazing. Slight roughness and glaze irregularities at the bottom. Height is approximately 14 inches Diameter at base: 4 inches. Weight is 1.75 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #574977
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$300.00
Early 20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware brass tray inlaid with copper and silver. This tray has four different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between and in the center. There are also chain panel details encircling the tray near the edge. The tray measures 15" across. and weighs 3 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1073189
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
This is a very simple copper aftaba or pitcher embellished with four medallions, three with a rose theme, and the fourth, under the spout, a small tree. There is dovetailing evident across the belly where the top and bottom were joined. The spout has a slightly sharper bend from being bumped. At some point there was a silver wash applied, which has mostly worn away. This style of carving is more associated with Afghanistan rather than Iran. The pot measures 13.75" tall by 5.25" diameter and 8.5" from handle to spout and weighs a little over 3 pounds.
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.