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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 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 1900 item #932534
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Anglo Indian ammunition box used for storing bullets (cartridges). Measure 4" X 5" by 1.5" and weighs about a pound. Mid to late 19th century. Lions gracing the urn appear to be a crest of some sort. It shows a little wear and has very attractive embellishments.
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 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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #509911 (stock #AfTuBt2)
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This beautiful Turkoman Tribal agate belt makes a beautiful, shimmery jingle when you move. Worn at the waist or hips, this finely crafted belt drapes and moves beautifully and is very comfortable to wear. It measures 36" to the hook closure. Made of a traditional silver plated and gilded silver coin metal alloy called gillet, and set with green carnelian stones, this belt weighs a little under a pound. A really stunning piece!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #398440 (stock #Co-Kn-17)
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This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 17" long and weighing a little under a pound, it is detailed with brass cutouts applied over the copper the 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 ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.

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 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 : 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 : 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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491033
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A late 19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 4.75" by 3.75", and weighs 31 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts Acanthus leaf detailing in it's design. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #526811 (stock #CoSyEn12)
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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 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, and has some holes drilled into the bottom, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 9.5" by 12" and weighing nearly four and a half pounds , this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 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.
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 : 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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #509908 (stock #AfTuBt1)
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This beautiful Turkoman Tribal lapis belt makes a beautiful, shimmery jingle when you move. Worn at the waist or hips, this finely crafted belt drapes and moves beautifully and is very comfortable to wear. It measures 38" to the hook closure. Made of a traditional silver plated and gilded silver coin metal alloy called gillet, and set with lapis stones, this bra weighs a little under a pound. A really stunning piece!