The Old Bazaar
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.
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 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 #547081 (stock #CoTr In11)
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A fine example of inlaid metalwork to come from the Mamluk dynasty was this silver inlaid copper foliate plate featuring a Bismillah design. 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 plate.

The piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. There has never been a hanging loop on this piece, but it has three half dome feet on the bottom, and it does not appear to be made for the tourist trade. Measuring 11" across and weighing nearly 2 pounds, this is a very substantial and well crafted plate with a substantial amount of silver worked into it.

All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1920 item #728703
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Antique capstan or mortar base brass candlesticks. Hollow interior would make it easy for a lamp conversion. Pieces unscrew for easy packing. Measuring nearly a foot tall and 4" across at the base. These heavy candlesticks weigh nearly four pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #550073
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Silvered Copper Ottoman (Turkish) hunting tray has a great deal of detail and textures to it's traditional design. There is a hunter on horseback flanked by two lions. There are houses and trees in the background as well. There is a wide border of Islamic calligraphy surrounding the central medallion. The pie crust rim is 1 1/4" high, and the rigidness of this tray makes it suitable for use as a table. There is a bale soldered onto the back for hanging on the wall. The fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 22" across and weighing 9 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 60-120 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #801857
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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 green and blue 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. Colorful tassels finish off this piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #934443
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This is a very graceful and beautiful dagger from Yemen. It measures 12.5" long, and 6" across and weighs 12 ounces. The handle has two pounded coins affixed, and the surface has a nubby texture to it. I believe it may be either Giraffe or Rhino horn. The leather sheath is embellished with hand worked silver studs and filigrees, ending with a silver end cap with loop. 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 #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 1920 item #397317 (stock #Hn-Kn-1)
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 13" long and weighs nearly a 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 set with a carnelian. The tip has a slight separation. 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.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1083903
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 13" long and weighs nearly a 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 set with orange glass. The tip has a slight separation. 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.
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 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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1970 item #680405
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This unique Iranian brass vase has a traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The farming scene is an unusual theme but the etching is very well detailed. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 21" tall by 12" across, and weighs eight pounds, this piece is surprisingly solid. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 40 to 60 years ago.
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 1960 item #932378
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Large Moroccan tray featuring an 8 pointed star design in the center embellished with foliate details. There is a stylized chain around the rim. The inner rim has a twisted rope and eight trefoil pendants alternating with the star points. This unique tray measures 27.5 inches across and 1" deep and weighs 9 pounds.