The Old Bazaar
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1135189
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Traditional Islamic magic bowl for healing covered with engraved writing. Has boteh shaped designs with prayers within, also a Keyhole doorway, or mirab shaped shaped cartouche. Other prayers are covering every possible surface including the rim. The exterior has no ornamentation. The middle of the bottom of the bowl has a deep indentation, possibly to make it easy to hold. It measures 5.5" diameter by 1.5" tall, and weighs 6 ounces.
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 : 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 : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1135093
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,500.00
Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian inlaid brass candlesticks. They measure 11.5" tall by 4.25" across the base, and together weigh over 5 pounds. Both candle sticks are elaborately inlaid with silver and copper to highlight the ornate designs. The pyramid shaped bases have trefoil designs on the corners, and vase shaped cartouches with Islamic script. There are vertical sections of endless chains going up the stems, and foliate embellishments on the outside of the candle cups. The candle holders originally unscrewed but have at some point been soldered for stability.
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 : 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 : 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.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #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 : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1044185
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
This unique pot has amazing detail and texture to it's carved Persian design. The floral trefoil design across the belly is a typical Persian theme popular during the Qajar (Victorian) period. There is also a floral band near the top, and the bottom is ringed in alternating flower and shield medallions. This amazing 19th century pot is free of dents, but does have a uniformly "bumpy' feeling to it. The opening is slightly off round, which is detected by feel. only. Measuring 8" (20cm) across, by 10.4" (26cm) tall, it weighs over 2 pounds (1 Kilo) before packing.