The Old Bazaar
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 : 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 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 : 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 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 : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #575003
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$250.00
19th to early 2oth century Mamluk revival Cairoware brass tray inlaid with silver and copper. This tray has three 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 13" across. and weighs 2 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age.
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 : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1073090
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$185.00
A delicate sterling silver perfume flask embellished with a foliate motif. The lid is formed as leaves bunched together. Around the neck, bottom and belly are delicate grape vines. Above the belly is a repeat of scallops topped by a gathering of acanthus leaves culminating at the neck. This finely wrought bottle measures 5.25" tall, by 2.75" across, and weighs 3.3 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1135034
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$135.00
Syrian brass pierced lamp made about 1890. The onion dome top features four pierced cartouches alternating with pierced foliate semi medallions. Two of the cartouches feature Islamic script, and the other two feature a spider web pattern. It is topped with a carved finial. This shape is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. it originally had a glass tube containing a wax candle held by a fitting that fit into the bottom. The three holes near the bottom edge are from the original chain that was used for hanging it, and for opening the lamp to light it or change the candle. This unique piece measures 6.75" tall by 4.25" across and weighs a little under a half pound.
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 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 : Pre 1920 item #971096
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 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 #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 #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 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 #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