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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 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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #478951 (stock #BrInPt1)
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I was very lucky to come across this 19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid vase. This vase has two different floral cartouches with simple quatrefoil medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top. The vase measures 2.75" tall and 2" across. and weighs 4 ounces. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #471408
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This graceful pair of Mamluk Revival Islamic vases have two different cartouches with simple foliate medallions in between. There are also chain details encircling the vase near the top and bottom.. The vases measure 9" tall and 3.5" across and weigh 22 ounces each. These were likely made in the 1960's for the tourist trade.
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 : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #397366
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled box was made in Esfahan. (Isfahan) Persia (Iran) using a Cuerda Seca style of enamelling.
There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the size of the inlays, it's age, and the fact that this was made to be used as a jewelry box, it has survived remarkably well. There are some minor enamel losses on the front corner of the box, and the clasp part of the hinge is missing, otherwise this is in excellent condition.

Measuring 5.25" (13.33cm) by 3.25" (8.25cm) by 2.75" inches (7cm), and weighing over a pound (.5 kilo), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #526814
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Damascus or Aleppo Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling.
Cuerda Seca enamelling 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 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. There is a fairly substantial dent on the lower part of the pot with enamel losses, and a couple of smaller knocks with lesser losses. One side shows well for display.
Measuring 5.5" by 10 inches wide, and a total of 16" to the top of the finial, and weighing nearly five pounds, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 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 1900 item #575466
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If this Scribes case could talk, oh what tales it would tell. Until this century, many people couldn't read or write, but still needed contracts, deeds and other documents drawn up. For many, the travelling scribe was every bit as valued as a lawyer or solicitor. This piece has some very fine Islamic Calligraphy as well as design details consistent with Persian or Turkish metalwork. A 19th century piece, it does show some effects of being well travelled, yet well cared for. The hinge to the quill compartment closes securely, and this piece is in better than average condition for it's age. Please look at the photos carefully to assess condition. This case has a medium patina, with mamluk style inlaid script in Silver accented with copper. My guess is that this was from the Syria or Turkey. I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 12.25" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1.5" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs 1.5 pounds. Scribes used to tuck these cases into their belts, and the inkpots kept them from slipping through. A unique and historical item for your desk.
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 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 #398444
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This This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 16" long and weighing a little over a pound, the handle and sheath are faced with with etched silver metal. 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 ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #526817
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Esfahan, (Isfahan) Persia (Iran) using a Cuerda Seca style of enamelling.
Cuerda Seca enamelling 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 detailedt 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 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. There is a fairly substantial dent on the lower part of the pot with enamel losses, and a couple of smaller knocks with lesser losses. One side shows well for display.
Measuring 5.25" by 5.75", and weighing nearly a pound and a half, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1022727
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Pair of Anglo Indian gilded filigree brass candle holders. Nice patina with wear typical for the age, some of the original gilding and silvering remains. The base, stem, and drip cup screws apart. It measures 9.5" by 4.75" and weighs 2.75 lbs.
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 1900 item #488442 (stock #CoKsSam1)
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Meticulously hand carved Kashmiri Samovar. Heavily patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork above the lid, and at the base. It is in very good condition. Measuring 10 " tall, and 12" from handle to spout, and weighing a little over four 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 #397744 (stock #Br-Wr-Tu1)
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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. A unique and historical item for your desk, or collection.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #488968
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This unique candelabra features a leafy filigree foliate design. This particular candle holder appears to be well used, with a darker patina on the candle cups and bobeches, It stands straight and stable,and has a mellow patina. This style was popular in late 19th C. and early 20th C. , This unique candleholder is 11" tall by 6 1/2" across and weighs two pounds.