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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1116359
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Qalamzani copper baluster shaped vase from Iran. This has three cartouches featuring characters from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. There are three corresponding, elaborate trefoil cartouches alternating with them. The bottom is signed by the artist. This unique piece measures 6" tall, and 4.5 4.5" across and weighs 10 ounces.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1096943
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19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has an elaborate foliate star medallion in the center. Encircling the central medallion are three Islamic Calligraphy cartouches alternating with trefoil medallions. There are also three concentric chain panel details encircling the tray. The tray measures 27" across, with rolled edges, and weighs 9 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. Whether set on a stand, ottoman, or large basket, this makes a spectacular table.

The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D.in what is modern Syria and Egypt. 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 Mameluke artifacts during this period of time.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #630639
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Persian silver wine set. The floral and bird medallion design across the belly of the pitcher as well as the central medallion of the tray is a typical Persian Qajar (Victorian) era theme. The tray is marked 84 in Persian numerals, I am not familiar with the makers mark. I couldn't find a mark on any of the other pieces, so I am assuming this was intended for domestic use. The tray is 11" by 6.5" weighs 10.4 ounces, the pitcher is 9.5" tall by 3.5" in diameter and weighs 8 ounces, the cups are 1.75" tall by 1.6" across and weigh about 1.5 ounces each. The total weight of this set is 27.3 ounces.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1189847
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A well crafted and ornate Wahabi Sword from Saudi Arabia. This is made with a coin silver alloy. The quality of the workmanship is excellent, the surface has a foliate embossing with beaded trim pieces. Also some filigree floret appliques,and extremely fine granulation. The sword fits nicely into the scabbard. This would look great with a little buffing from a polishing cloth. The sword is 28" long and 3.25" at it's widest point. The belt it is attached to is Naugahyde, which was popular in the 1950's and 1960's.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1189639
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Finely detailed Qajar Persian pictorial medallion brass tray. It has twelve classic Mughal lobed insets with cartouches featuring scenes from traditional Persian daily life. There are also twelve medallions featuring Kings from Shahnameh, the ancient epic that spans 1000 years of Pre Islamic Persian history. The center resembles a carpet medallion. There is so much going on with this tray that you can look at it hundreds of times and keep discovering new elements to it. It has a rich and deep patina. This unique tray measures 35" in diameter and weighs 14 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #994030
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This silvered copper Persian Scenic tray has nuanced hand carved detail and textures. There are princes and kings playing polo, surrounded by footmen. There are also romantic scenes throughout, possibly inspired by the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Various animals and tents all around with pastoral scenes. In excellent condition with pleasing patina. This piece is estimated to be 120 years old. It measures 25" across with a 2.5" pie crust rim, and weighs 10.5 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #904715
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This is a very unusual and collectible piece made of a native coin metal alloy referred to as gillet. This tribal headdress was made for a young Turkoman bride. The "hat" part is solid gillet rather than the usual pieces sewn onto a suzani. With bezel set lapis lazuli and turquoise, this piece features embossed stylized metal plates soldered onto the base. The "tail" has pendants and medallions sewn onto vintage suzani fabric. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Black tassels with white beads complete this piece.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #904700
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Older Strand of North African amber trade beads. Shaped slightly cylindrically, these beads are 1 1/4" in diameter. Some ends are angled slightly which makes them seem to curve. There are 44 beads in all. These appear to be fashioned to complement Venetian millefiori African trade beads (also known as Goulamine beads). These are temporarily strung, and a few show marks from being burn tested. These are most likely Moroccan.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1116087
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Meticulously hand carved Kashmiri Copper Samovar. Heavily patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, and lotus flowers 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. Measuring 12" tall, and 10" from handle to spout, and weighing three pounds this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir copperwork from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir 100 to 150 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #474085
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Silvered copper Indo-Persian hunting tray has a great deal of hand carved detail and textures to it's traditional design. There are princes and kings surrounded footmen. Various animals and tents all around Measuring 24" across and weighing 14 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. In excellent condition with pleasing patina. This piece is estimated to be 80-120 years old.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1970 item #680405
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This unique Iranian brass vase has a traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The farming scene is an unusual theme but the etching is very well detailed. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 21" tall by 12" across, and weighs eight pounds, this piece is surprisingly solid. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 40 to 60 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #904726
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An early 20th century silver necklace and earrings. Made with Pahlavi coins featuring the Persian symbol of the lion with sword in front of the rising sun. The stylized bows are set with red and pink ruby colored glass. There are two tiers of coins and set rubies. The larger bow is elaborately encrusted with ruby glass and dangles. The smaller bow is topped with Avila, the twin headed eagle, and it's dangling coin appears Turkish as it features a Tughra, or seal of Solomon. The earrings feature crescent moons with stars and bezel set ruby dangles and have a 2.25 inch drop. I believe the earrings were added later. The necklace is 24 inches long with the bow pendant and dangles dropping nearly 5 inches.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1980 item #476538
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This very unusual necklace contains beads made of Amber, Turquoise, Coral, and meticulously etched silver. The thing that really sets this piece apart is the three silver dorjes or thunderbolts, inlaid with turquoise and Coral with matching beads and end pieces. This necklace is 32" long, and weighs nearly 14 ounces. It is from Nepal, but here may be some Tibetan elements mixed in. Please see the detail on the Dorjes and end pieces
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #473980
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Throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, people gather around braziers of a variety of styles, to keep warm, heat tea or coffee, or cook food. This is a more recent piece, likely 50 to 80 years old, referred to in it's native Turkish as a Mangal. This can be used for entertaining on your deck or patio by simply placing embers from your Barbecue or fireplace into the coal pot. You can then warm tea or coffee in an Ibrik, cook shish-kabob, or use the coals for keeping your nargile (hookah or water-pipe) lit or add a pinch of bakhoor (incense) if you like. You may also prefer to use it as a very elaborate ice bucket. This unique item measure 33" tall and 20" across at the rim. It weighs 40 pounds packed. It has a wonderful mellow patina, this also has a matching carpet guard with wheels that appear to be added at a later time. Back in the 1970's people used to turn the tops into hanging lamps, and the bottoms into planters. As a result, relatively few complete sets can be found.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1022728
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Egyptian 900 silver tobacco box lined with cedar and embellished with Arabic calligraphy, geometric, and foliate designs. This charming box measures 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.35" and weighs 9 ounces.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #963420
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This Mamluk Revival Syrian Brass inlaid incense burner is elaborately embellished with etched and inlaid designs. The three sides contain inlaid Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three trefoil semi-medallions. The base also has three corresponding cartouches. It measures 8.5" to the top of the crescent moon finial and 4.5" across, and weighs nearly a pound. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #932374
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A very large zinc over copper tray featuring scenes from the Achaemenid period of Persian history. The quqlity of the carving is exceptional. It measures 27.5" across with a piecrust edge 2.5" deep and weighs 9 pounds. A very sturdy tray suitible for use as a tabletop.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1134455
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Syrian Brass Tray With elaborate foliate designs throughout. Featured is a central medallion with alternating cartouches of Islamic script and trefoil medallions. The rigid pie crust edge makes it perfect as a tabletop over a folding base, basket, or ottoman. This charming piece measures 22" across by 1.25" deep and weighs a solid 10 pounds.