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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #756522
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Late 19th century finely etched kashkul shaped vessel or bowl from Kashmir. Both ends have snake heads, and there is a snaky paisley pattern over a fine foliate background. Measures 5.5" (14cm) tip to tip, and 2.5" (6.35cm) across, and 3" (7.6cm) tall. It weighs four ounces (113gm). Generally silver from Kashmir is 80% to 90% pure. I cannot find a makers mark, which is not unusual for non-export silver from this area and era. A second, identical piece is also available.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397252 (stock #IM-Pt-4)
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This brass Syrian inlaid pot has been crafted in a traditional Mamluk design. Three of the sides contain Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three quatrefoil medallions. All of this is accented with inlays of silver and copper. Measuring 4"high, by 5" across the bottom, and weighing nearly 1 1/4 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy, and is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491024 (stock #BzInInk2)
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19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 6" by 3", and weighs 25 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts fluted detailing in it's design, with a collar of Acanthus leaves. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1910 item #932380
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A fairly large hand detailed vase from Egypt. This particular vase was made in the 19th to early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts". It features images of the sphinx, a man, and writing in Arabic calligraphy. It measures 12" tall by 7.5" across, and weighs about 2 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #496991
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Elaborately detailed brass ice bucket from Iran. This type of carved and pounded metalwork is referred to as Ghalamzani, and is carved with a scalpel like tool. It measures 13" to the top knob by 8" in diameter, and weighs a little over 4.5 pounds. It has a tinned metal liner for the ice chamber. Primary design features Ancient Achmenid kings, also profuse foliate ornamentation throughout the body and top of the bucket. The cast handles feature pairs of brass fish. This was most likely made by Nader Metalworks in Tehran in the 1950's.
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 1910 item #547373
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An unusual Mamluk revival vase wit unusual cutouts, and an unusual insert good for adapting as an incense burner or candleholder. This vase has three different cartouches with simple quatrefoil medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top and bottom. The vase measures 4 3/4" tall and 4" wide, and weighs 6 ounces. The original patina remains intact, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering the age of the piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397257
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This brass Islamic medallion tray has a traditional Mamluk influenced design. There are foliate quatrefoil bands separating the central star shaped medallion, with four cartouches of Islamic script separated by stylistic spherical medallions. This tray is moderately patinated with a few oxidation spots. Measuring 25 1/2", and weighing nearly 7 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This tray is estimated to be 80-120 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #574990 (stock #BrTrSyr158)
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20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid tray. 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 encircleing 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, cosidering it's age.
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 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 : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #398348 (stock #Br-Kn-10a)
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This Jambiya features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 10" long and weighs 3 ounces it is detailed with copper cutouts applied over the brass handle and sheath. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan display piece from the 1960's. A great desk accessory for use as a paper knife or letter opener.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #426563
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This vintage rosewood cedar chest is inlaid with rosewood and camelbone , and accented with embossed silver metal and coral, has a wonderful rustic charm to it. This was likely made in the 1970's. Found throughout the Islamic world, this chest is unusually large This amazing vintage box measures 20" long by 12" deep, by 13" high, and weighs approximately 24 pounds before packing. The bone pieces fit well together, and are well matched. There are a few hairline cracks in the bone consistent with a piece this age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #397741 (stock #Si-Kn-Fil)
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 11" long and weighs a little over a pound. The front of the sheath is elaboratly embellished with hand worked silver filigrees designs over solid silver, it is backed in leather. There is an additional smaller knife with it's own subsheath, as shown. This was made approximately 1920 to 1950 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #397372 (stock #Br-Pt-Jw1)
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This is a Hebrew coffee pot It measures 8 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" across, and weighs approximately a pound. This pot features two bands of Hebrew lettering: encircling the belly and neck of the pot, alternating with an Egyptian Pyramid and Sphinx scene, on one side and two people with halos and a bird (dove?) on the other. There is also a band of deer like animals encircling the top. Aside from a few dents on the bottom which do not detrasct from the appearance of the pot, it is overall in good condition, with a pleasing patina.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #493090
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Meticulously hand carved Samovar from The Indo Persian region of Central Asia.. This particular samovar has foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, with a serpent handle, and ornamental openwork at the base, where the ashes are cleared from. It is in very good condition, and appears to have been used for display only. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within Measuring 10" tall, and 12" from handle to spout, weighing a little over two pounds. This is estimated to be made 40 to 50 years ago.
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 1970 item #996099
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Moroccan brass Koran box ca. 1960's, it has applied silver metal and bezel set stones which appear to be coral and lapis. There is a series of Arabic numbers on the back, which I believe to be a numerology formula. The same series of numbers is repeated on the curved lid. The brass and applied metal features profuse foliate etching. It has a braided strap, which may or may not be original. This unique box measure 5.5" across by 6" tall, and is 1.25" thick and weighs 1.5 pounds.