The Old Bazaar
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 1920 item #1135040
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Bedouin style dallah, finjan, ibrik,or coffee pot. Solid brass Inlaid with silver and copper from Syria or Turkey, or possibly Egypt. This features a cartouche with Islamic calligraphy on either side, and a trefoil medallion below the spout. There are foliate semi medallions on the neck as well as on the lid. Inlaid chains divide the belly from the neck and accent the edges of the lid. It has been tinned inside making it safe for liquid consumption. The spout has a slight separation from the body near the top. It measures 9" tall by 4.25" in diameter, with a spread of 7" from handle to spout, and weighs one pound five ounces. There is an old tradition, I'm told, the long spout was designed to hold a hair from a camel's tail which is believed to purify the syrupy coffee as it is poured into tiny china cups.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1135017
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Middle Eastern or North African hand of Fatimah cast brass doorknocker. This appears to be made by the sand cast method. The finish is a little rough from manufacture, and it shows wear where the ball hits the striker. Most of the time, these are found as two separate pieces that are mounted separately to the door. This is a much rarer one-piece design. It has four screw holes and is ready to mount. It measures 4.75" long by 3" across, by 2" deep, and weighs a little under a pound.
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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1134280
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This brass Islamic medallion box has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk influenced design. The top features three cartouches of Islamic trefoil patterns. The sides feature bands of Islamic script separated by stylistic round foliate medallions. The level of detail to this carving is absolutely mesmerizing. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. This tray is moderately patinated with a few oxidation spots. Measuring 4" across and 2" high, and weighing nearly 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This Tea caddy or box is estimated to be 80-120 years old
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1134270
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Copper and silver tobacco or tea caddy, or trinket box with a great deal of detail to it's traditional Mamluk design. The edge of the top is ringed with a vine design, the lower half is ringed with a braid or twist design. There are foliate flourishes throughout the container. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. The interior was silverd, which is wearing away. There are no noticeable dents, and all inlays are intact. Measuring 5" across, and 2.5" high, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1134109
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Syrian brass pierced incense burner made about 1920. The onion dome top features four pierced cartouches alternating with pierced diamond semi medallions. It is topped with a crescent moon finial. This shape is popular throughout Middle Eastern countries. It can be used for cone or resin incense. The base is banded by a simple chain of etched trefoil designs. This piece measures 8" tall by 4 1/2" across, and weighs 3/4 of a pound.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1132128
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This pot is carved in the Mamluk revival style with alternating medallions of spider web and stylized cartouches with trefoil detailing in between. Part of the design is carved out, leaving a pierced effect. The rim on top is decorated with a braid pattern. The opening is slightly off round. This unique piece measures 8" across by 4.25" tall, with the opening of 4.25", and weighs a little under a pound.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1131943
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This tribal Egyptian silver bracelet is a very unusual piece. The bracelet itself dates back to the turn of the 20th century when silver, rather than alloy was used. It was refashioned into a bowl by adding the bottom plate around 1960. Egyptian silver is normally 90% pure, and this does have a hallmark on the bottom, which is what was used for dating it. The bottom plate is decorated in a traditional Mamluk inspired foliate design. This measures 4 .5 by 4 inches across, and is a little over .5" tall, and weighs nearly four ounces. This would make a fabulous change tray for your dresser.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1126015
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This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a braided design on the handle and sheath, with a curved tip with a fish tail end. It Measures 10" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is braided brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1123923
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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 metal components are applied over a base made from an old Afghan Suzani. Set with red glass jewels, this piece features embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Three flaps of recycled striped ketene silk lined in floral cotton, and embellished with coins and colorful tassels finish off this piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1117363
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Traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The forest animals and hunters design across the belly is a typical Iranian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper with a thin layer of tin is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular vase has some fine detail, accented in tin. The scenes are formed into medallion repeats around the belly, with rings in foliate, and braided designs. There is a pair of kings accenting the dovetailed spout, which has a small split. The cast handle is riveted at the top, and is detached at the bottom. The final photo shows it paired with a compatible basin item # 1117341. Measuring 11 " tall, and 6" in diameter, The opening is 2.5" across and weighs a little over 2.5 pounds before packing. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 60 to 100 years ago.
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 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 #1107395
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This is a very unusual and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 13" long and weighs nearly a pound. The sheath is embellished with hand worked filigreed silver set with a piece of coral. Also there are coins on both the front and back of the handle, where most jambiyas only have the brass coins on the front. This work is typical of the Jewish silversmiths of Sanaa. I'm pretty sure this was custom made for it's owner. When the handle is tapped on my teeth, it feels like horn. The lower part of the sheath is made with black and white fur, likely goat, rather than leather, which is extremely unusual. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed, a few spots of chrome have flaked off, revealing the steel beneath. Please note, the last two photos were taken with flash, rather than natural light to better show the quality of the horn handle.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1099035
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This Mamluk Revival Syrian Brass inlaid pot is elaborately embellished with etched and inlaid designs. Featuring three panels of inlaid Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three endless knot medallions. Measuring 5" high by 6" across, and weighing nearly a pound, it's a well crafted piece.
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.