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 : 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 : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1117395
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$725.00
Traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. One side has a scene from daily life with cooking and harvest activities. The other side has a herd of camels with tents in the background across the belly, a typical Iranian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular vase has some fine detail, accented in tin. There are small medallion repeats around the upper belly featuring finely etched exotic birds. The lid is ringed in a foliate design with floral lobes extending to the finial. The cast handle is riveted at the top with a turned wood grip. The final photo shows it paired with a compatible basin item # 1117341. Measuring 12" to the top of the handle, and 10" in diameter, with a spread of 14" to the end of the spout. The opening is 4.75" across and weighs nearly 4 pounds before packing.. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 100 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 : 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 #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 : 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 : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1286622
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$300.00
This unusual Indo Persian Samovar is plated in tin and intricately carved in a scrolled floral design with a niello finish. It has rings to tie straps to the back of a camel or horse. It measures 17" to the top of the coal chamber and 8" in diameter across the belly and at the fretwork base and weighs 7 pounds before packing. Unfortunately, this samowar has a dent on one side, but still displays well.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #933640
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
Persian Qajar carved brass bottle embellished with birds and floral designs. Circa turn of the 20th century. This piece shows some exceptionally fine carving. It measures 18" tall, by 5.5" wide and weighs 2 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.
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$450.00
This 19th century brass Mughal oil lamp has 3 fonts embellished with tigers. There are peacocks and foliate designs etched across the belly of the lamp. It unscrews above the fonts for refilling the oil. The chain and hook are hand made. It measures 12.5" high, and 4.5" across the belly, and 6" at it widest spread of fonts, and weighs nearly 3.5 pounds.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1130987
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Intricately hand carved Kashmiri Brass Samovar. Lightly patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring maple leaves, with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork at the base. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within. This has been tested for leaks. I filled it to within 1 inch from the top and let it set for an hour, and there is no sign of leakage. It is in very good condition with the exception of a small dent on either side. Measuring 12" tall, and 10.5" from handle to spout, and weighing three pounds this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir metalwork from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir about 100 years ago.
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Early 20th century Ottoman powder flask. Elaborately etched. Constructed in lobed segments, three sections on the front, two on the back. Cast brass loops for the cord to attach to. Small denting on the bottom in back, and also on the spout. Wonderful, mellow, patina. Measures 8.5" long by 3.75" across aand 1.5" deep and weighs approximately 12 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 : 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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1135092
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, the original cedar wood lining missing. Unlike the usual rectangular boxes of this type, the curves edges require exceptional skill to fabricate. This box has an Islamic Script cartouche on the front with foliate heart medallions on the ends. Two trefoil brackets encircle the lid which features a large, foliate central medallion. The silver and some copper inlays have some tooling which shows high quality workmanship as does the endless knot vertical panels on the curved sections of the box. There is also a chain panel across the back with chain twist designs framing the panel. The casket measures 5.25" long, by 3" deep and 2.5" tall. and weighs nearly a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, with all inlays tight and intact, unusual cosidering it's age.