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All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1920 item #728703
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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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 : Furnishings : Pre 1970 item #550003
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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Charming table lamp made from an Iznik style Turkish or Persian vase. Based on the wiring and components, I'm guessing this to be from the 1950's or 1960's. Two shades of blue glaze on a white background. The glaze has fairly uniform crazing, but no apparent chips. The Lamp measures 19" tall. The vase portion measures 9.5" by 8" across, and weighs 4.5 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1900 item #526818
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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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