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All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1910 item #1031343
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,750.00
Elaborately carved Syrian lamp made approximately 1910. Three lamp sockets all with individual switches. Measuring 33" tall by 22" across and weighs about 14 pounds. These were popular throughout the Middle East and exported for use in Masonic Temples. Similar lamps are also made in Turkey and Egypt. A lamp like this takes several months for as entire families would work on making these lamps with each member having a specialty or two.
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 : 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 : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Pre 1900 item #995870
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
This unique lamp was originally an oil lamp, whose base is made from a pot that was carved around 1880. The pot is carved in the Mamluk revival style with alternating medallions of spider web and stylized cubes with trefoil detailing in between. It was electrified around 1920, retaining the original chimney holder. It measures 10" tall by 10" across and weighs 3 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #574989
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$300.00
20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware brass tray inlaid with copper and silver. This tray has two different Islamic Star and script cartouches with a simple Islamic calligraphy Bismillah in the center. There are also chain panel details encircling the tray near the edge. The tray measures 15.75" across. and weighs 2.5 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age.
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 : Pre 1900 item #677023
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Meticulously hand carved Kashmir sugar pot. Heavily patinated, This particular pot has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring delicately carved snakes, with a serpent handle. It is in very good condition. Measuring 5" tall, and 5" across, and weighs 19 ounces before packing, 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 : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1093889
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
Very fine silver gilt Lucknow Mughal Indian enamel candle holders. Silver body with a luminous champleve enamel known as 'Meenakari' in the classic peacock blue, green , and pink ombre' pallet with several other color details including turquoise and gold. The bases are exceptional with ombre' flowers with centers set in fine tourmaline cabachons. The crispness and detail of the carving and enamel on this is exceptional. The interior is silver as is the engraved bottom. Very good condition with minor age dings to the flower petal edges. These charming candle sticks measure 2" tall by 3" across and weighs 6 oz.
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 #1199084
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$675.00
Appealing oversized Persian Boteh or Paisley candle stick. The silver colored plating is largely worn away, highlighting the paisley (Boteh) repeat patterns on each segment of the lamp. It measures 13" tall, the base tray is 11" across and the candle cup holds a 4" diameter pillar candle, and weighs a substantial 3.75 pounds. This is a fairly large scale piece which would accent a fireplace, entry or dining table as a statement piece.
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 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.
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 : 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 #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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #934426
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
A very unusual powder flask made from a camel's scrotum and penis sheath. It is stitched together similar to a baseball with what appears to be sinew. There are patterns and textures embossed into the skin, and there appears to be Islamic calligraphy as well. This piece retains all of it's original hardware including the chain, belt clip, and end cap. Ca 1850- 1880 This unique flask measures 13.75" X 4.25" and weighs 9 ounces.
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.