The Old Bazaar
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #509907 (stock #AfTuBra)
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This beautiful Turkoman Tribal carnelian bra makes a beautiful, shimmery jingle when you move. Worn over a choli or with a vest, this finely crafted bra drapes and moves beautifully and is very comfortable to wear. It is adjustable with a string tie in back. I would recommend stiching it to your costume, as is traditional with most Turkoman jewelry. Made of a traditional silver plated and gilded silver coin metal alloy called gillet, and set with carnelian stones, this bra weighs a little under a pound. A really stunning piece!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #550008
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Islamic, Persian ceramic vase glazed in turquoise with black detailing. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. Approximately 6.5 inches high and 4.75 inches in diameter, and weighs 1 pound. This appears to be a newer piece, as the interior and bottom are glazed, likely produced for the tourist trade in the 1960's.
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 1920 item #497399
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A simple and charming Indo Persian fluted brass Huqqa base made Ca. 1900- 1920. Measures 11" by 5.5" across, and weighs 4.5 pounds. Featuring Granulated lobed segments with traces of remaining red and green enamel, and enless chain designs encircling the neck and base.
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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491054 (stock #BzInInk)
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Late 19th or early 20th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 5.5" by 3", and weighs 26 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell has a fluted design, with an ornate peacock lid finial. A massive and impressive piece.
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 1900 item #728704
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This brass pot has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, TheThe shoulder is encircled with a foliate chain with trefoil accents. The Islamic calligraphy cartouches alternate with endless knot medallions. The main belly has a series of unusually shaped script cartouches. Unfortunately, this piece has some extensive damage to the bottom, which still displays well, and would not be noticed if this is used as a planter. Measuring 9 1/2" tall by 14" across, this amazing pot weighs nearly four pounds. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. This piece is estimated to be 70-100 years old.

The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers from Central Asia who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patonage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizeable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. There was a revival of this style of art spurred on by wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #712606
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This brass Syrian incense burner is elaborately embellished. Two of the sides contain Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with two quatrefoil etched and pierced medallions. Pierced trefoil semi medallions alternate at the bottom of the lid. The base is encircled with a chain design. Measuring 5" to the top of the crescent moon finial and 3" across the belly of the lid, and with the gracefully arching brass legs 4" across at the bottom, and weighing half a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. 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 : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #397374
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This is a Damascus Enameled Cuerda Seca tray. The tray is divided into six segments featuring a chain design around the rim, half medallions alternating with cartouches of Islamic script. and a central medallion also featuring Islamic Script. There enamel is in near perfect condition with no losses, and some crazing. Measuring 11" (32 cm) across, and weighing nearly a pound and a half, it is quite heavy. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397756
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This pierced 19th c. Syrian brass Mamluk revival spittoon has a great deal of detail and texture within it's unique carved and pierced design. There is a continuous chain Islamic Script, alternating with medallions encircling the belly of the pot with a granulated texture throughout. Also, there is a chain or endless knot design encircling above and below the belly of the pot. Lovingly hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art, as the younger generations adopt new technologies. Measuring 10" (25cm) across by 5" (13cm) high, and weighs a little over 3 pounds (1.4 Kg) before packing, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 60-70 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #801019
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 12" long and weighs 3/4 pound. The handle has two pounded coins affixed, and the surface has a nubbly texture to it . I believe it may be either Giraffe or Rhino horn. The leather sheath is embellished with hand worked silver studs, ending with a silver dangle. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #474088
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Traditional Ghalamzan (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The forest animals and flowers design across the belly is a typical Iranian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular vase has some amazingly fine detail, accented in tin. The scenes are formed into medallion repeats around the belly, with rings in foliate, and beaded designs ascending up the neck wth Moghul semi medallion accenting the dovetailed spout. Measuring 10 1/2", and nearly 5 3/4" at it's widest point, The opening is 2" across. Weighing 40 ounces before packing, this piece is unusually heavy. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 60 to 100 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1079806
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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. This piece features embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base made from an Afghan Suzani. A silver and coral beaded cowl frames the the face and extends down the sides with coins and embossed dangles at the ends. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Black tassels with white beads finish off this piece. This is an exceptionally comfortable piece to wear.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #932685
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This is an exceptionally fine and large brass box. Because it is lined with wood, it is most likely for tobacco or tea. I believe it is most likely Turkish or Persian, it clearly shows some Mamluk influence in the designs. The top features a central medallion with a foliate six pointed star center, surrounded by a ring of stylized Islamic calligraphy. The ends are embellished by trefoil semi-medallions, and a foliate border along all of the edges of all sides except the bottom, which is plain. The front and back feature Kufic script over a foliate background and semi- medallions. The ends also have script and semi-medallions as well. Even the hinges and hasp are well made and profusely embellished. The little twisting latch for the hasp works perfectly and is tight. It measures 8.75" X 5" X 3.75" and weighs 3.75 pounds.
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 #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.