The Old Bazaar
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #398350 (stock #BR-Kn-10b)
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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 silver 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.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #713742
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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 38 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 : 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 #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 #547370
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This brass Islamic medallion tray has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk influenced design, There are foliate quatrefoil bands separating the central Islamic calligraphy medallion, with three cartouches of Islamic script separated by stylistic foliate eliptical 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 15", and weighing nearly 2.25 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This tray is estimated to be 80-120 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #547068
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Syrian Brass pot ca. 1870 - 1900. It features alternating trefoil semi medallions and cartouches. A slight cross hatch texture fills in the background. An endless knot design runs along the top and lower belly of the pot, framing the design in a classic Mamluk design. It measures 9.5" across, by 4.5" high, and weighs a little under 2 pounds. There are some slight bumps consistent with a piece this age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #398451
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This Syrian dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate silver and copper inlay. Measuring 11" long and weighing a little over half a pound, intricate silver and copper inlaid handle and sheath with carved brass. The blade is embossed brass in a continuation of the predominate trefoil knife design, and isn't particularly sharp. There is a ring for attaching it to a belt. This would also make a nifty desk accessory for use as a paper knife.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #496827
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Intricately carved Syrian/Egyptian Lamp. The top is incised with mythical beasts. There is a band of Islamic calligraphy. Below are moon and star shaped windows. The lower section features more mythical beasts The removable font has a socket soldered to it. It measures 16" to the finial and 7" in diameter, and weighs 3.5 pounds before packing.
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1900 item #526818
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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 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.
Measuring 3.75" by 4.25", and weighing 10 ounces, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

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 1960 item #1093779
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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.

There is a second, nearly identical tray also listed in case you need a pair.

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 : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #496706
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Intricately carved in Persia (Iran) approximately 1950. Revival piece remenicent of Qajar era, the revival of this style of art occured under the rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. It measures 22" tall by 6.5" in diameter, and weighs 2.5 pounds before packing. Lit incense is dropped into the top and allowed to burn, with the smoke filtering through the piercings. This would make an excellent lamp conversion.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #398452
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I have a very graceful and solid dagger. Measuring 10" long and weighing a 6 ounces, the handle and sheath are overlaid with with etched brass, studs and coins. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and is elaborately etched with a dragon motif. There is loop on the back for attaching it to a belt. Carefully hand shaped, polished, and accented with brass inlays.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #398456 (stock #Hn=Kn-14)
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I have a very graceful and solid dagger. Measuring 14" long and weighing a pound and a half, the handle and sheath are overlaid with with etched brass. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and iis elaborately etched with a dragon motif. There is slot loop on the back for attaching it to a belt. Carefully hand shaped, polished, and accented with silver and brass inlays.

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 1950 item #491451 (stock #BrTuPer1)
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Throughout the Islamic world, it is a tradition to greet road-weary travelers and guests with a refreshing sprinkle of rosewater or orange blossom water. This decorative Turkish fig shaped brass bottle was made for this purpose, although I have seen people buy them for use as incense burners. This piece is unusual as it has detachable fig leaves for it's design element. Standing 7 1/2" tall and measuring 3" across, this unique piece is filled with astounding charm. The bottle weighs 6 ounces before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #547085
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A fine example of inlaid metalwork to come from the Mamluk dynasty was this silver inlaid copper foliate planter featuring a Bismillah design, and deer on the end panels. Meticulously hand carved, then inlaid in silver, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. I was very lucky to come across this turn of the century Mamluk revival inlaid planter.

The piece is overall in good condition, considering the age of the piece. It has four half dome feet on the bottom, and it does not appear to be made for the tourist trade. Measuring 12" long by 6" deep and 4" tall, and weighing nearly 3 pounds, this is a very substantial and well crafted container.