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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 1930 item #496704
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Pair of intricate Kashmiri lamps featuring a classic grapevine design on the lobed base, and stylized thistles on the neck. ending with a fluted and flared rim. These are most likely converted from a pair of vases. The intricacy and design themes are consistent with late 19th C. to early 20th. C. Kashmir enamel work. Measuring 15" to the top of the body and 28" to the top of the harp, and 4.5" in diameter. They weigh 3.5 pounds each or 7 pounds total before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1135040
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Bedouin style dallah, finjan, ibrik,or coffee pot. Solid brass Inlaid with silver and copper from Syria or Turkey, or possibly Egypt. This features a cartouche with Islamic calligraphy on either side, and a trefoil medallion below the spout. There are foliate semi medallions on the neck as well as on the lid. Inlaid chains divide the belly from the neck and accent the edges of the lid. It has been tinned inside making it safe for liquid consumption. The spout has a slight separation from the body near the top. It measures 9" tall by 4.25" in diameter, with a spread of 7" from handle to spout, and weighs one pound five ounces. There is an old tradition, I'm told, the long spout was designed to hold a hair from a camel's tail which is believed to purify the syrupy coffee as it is poured into tiny china cups.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1099035
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This Mamluk Revival Syrian Brass inlaid pot is elaborately embellished with etched and inlaid designs. Featuring three panels of inlaid Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three endless knot medallions. Measuring 5" high by 6" across, and weighing nearly a pound, it's a well crafted piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397252 (stock #IM-Pt-4)
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This brass Syrian inlaid pot has been crafted in a traditional Mamluk design. Three of the sides contain Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three quatrefoil medallions. All of this is accented with inlays of silver and copper. Measuring 4"high, by 5" across the bottom, and weighing nearly 1 1/4 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy, and is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
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 1920 item #1134270
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Copper and silver tobacco or tea caddy, or trinket box with a great deal of detail to it's traditional Mamluk design. The edge of the top is ringed with a vine design, the lower half is ringed with a braid or twist design. There are foliate flourishes throughout the container. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. The interior was silverd, which is wearing away. There are no noticeable dents, and all inlays are intact. Measuring 5" across, and 2.5" high, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #993901
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Finely detailed Qajar Persian carpet medallion brass tray. It has eight classic Mughal scalloped insets which has a bit of carving to create galleries in the sides of the tray. This amazing tray measures 27" in diameter and weighs 7 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #574990 (stock #BrTrSyr158)
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20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has two different Islamic Star and script cartouches with a simple Islamic calligraphy Bismillah in the center. There are also chain panel details encircleing the tray near the edge. The tray measures 15.75" across. and weighs 2.5 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #488990
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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 an older piece, 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 21" tall and 16" across at the rim. The feet extend slightly beyond the rim. It weighs 20 pounds packed.
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 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 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 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 1920 item #574998 (stock #BrTrSyr18)
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This brass Syrian lobed star tray has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, The rim is edged in a foliate chain, repeating in two more interior rings outlining the star itself. All six lobes contain Islamic script cartouches. The center of the tray features a wheel of Islamic script. The word Syria is stamped on the front of the tray, common with early 20th C. pieces fabricated for tourists. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 18", and weighing nearly 3 pounds.This piece is estimated to be 70-90 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1189639
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Finely detailed Qajar Persian pictorial medallion brass tray. It has twelve classic Mughal lobed insets with cartouches featuring scenes from traditional Persian daily life. There are also twelve medallions featuring Kings from Shahnameh, the ancient epic that spans 1000 years of Pre Islamic Persian history. The center resembles a carpet medallion. There is so much going on with this tray that you can look at it hundreds of times and keep discovering new elements to it. It has a rich and deep patina. This unique tray measures 35" in diameter and weighs 14 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #728709
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Lucerna lamps were commonly used throughout the Mediterranean from Spain to as far East as India, and as far North as Russia. Their popularity peaked during the 19th century. The most common number of fonts is three although examples with one two, and four fonts, and a variety of ornamentation can be found. Generally the tools attached are a pick, tweezers, snuffer, and ash bucket. This lamp has all of it's original tools. Wicks are dyed red to resemble flame, and are unlit. It's original shade is still attached and adjusts to a variety of positions. Whale oil and other types of melted fat were commonly used. A charming and fully functioning piece, it measures 20.5" tall by 6" across, and weighs 3 pounds.
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.