The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #728717
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$175.00
19th century Divali or "Festival of lights" Indian oil lamp. The vertical parts have been hand cast, and show some have a very detailed and refined design, yet show some imperfections from the molding processes. The font and base are both hand spun. then the pieces were skillfully fitted together. It measures 19" high by 7" across and weighs 3.25 pounds
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 #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 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 : 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 #1073068
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
A very elaborately carved rectangular brass tray depicting a harem scene. The medallion flowers, also known as "guls" border the scene. This appears to be set in a private outdoor pavillion with trees and arching columns. The quality of the carving is extremely high. This unique piece measures 12.5" by 9.25" and weighs one pound five ounces.
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.
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 : 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 : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #474077
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$145.00
A simple and charming silvered copper Huqqa base made Ca. 1900- 1920 in Iran (Persia) Measures 12" by 5" and weighs 3 pounds. Featuring primitive alternating cartouches and medallions, with simple flowers encircling above, and half medallions bordering the bottom rim.
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 : 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 #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.
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 1920 item #1061759
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Meticulously hand carved Indo Persian Samovar. Made of silver coin metal alloy. This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork at the base. There is a central chamber for hot coals, and a separate secondary lid which covers it. It is in very good condition. This appears to be unused and the interior silvering is clean and intact. Measuring 11 " tall, 5" in diameter, and 9" from handle to spout, and weighing a little over 2.25 pounds before packing. This is estimated to be made in Central Asia 40 to 60 years ago.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1135273
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$115.00
Brass pitcher from India featuring Hindu dancers with an elaborate dragon handle. The base and neck feature acanthus leaves. Overall, there is a floral design with Hindu dancers and dogs interspersed with vines intersecting. The cast handle features an extremely ornate dragon design. The pitcher measures 10.5" tall by 4.5" in diameter with a spread of 7" from handle to spout. It weighs nearly a pound and a half.
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.