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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1096943
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19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has an elaborate foliate star medallion in the center. Encircling the central medallion are three Islamic Calligraphy cartouches alternating with trefoil medallions. There are also three concentric chain panel details encircling the tray. The tray measures 27" across, with rolled edges, and weighs 9 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. Whether set on a stand, ottoman, or large basket, this makes a spectacular table.

The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D.in what is modern Syria and Egypt. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metal ware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular vase was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluke artifacts during this period of time.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #493090
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Meticulously hand carved Samovar from The Indo Persian region of Central Asia.. This particular samovar has foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, with a serpent handle, and ornamental openwork at the base, where the ashes are cleared from. It is in very good condition, and appears to have been used for display only. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within Measuring 10" tall, and 12" from handle to spout, weighing a little over two pounds. This is estimated to be made 40 to 50 years ago.
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 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 1920 item #575006
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19th to early 2oth century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has three different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between and in the center. There are also chain panel details encircleing the tray near the edge. The tray measures 13" across. and weighs 2 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #963420
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This Mamluk Revival Syrian Brass inlaid incense burner is elaborately embellished with etched and inlaid designs. The three sides contain inlaid Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three trefoil semi-medallions. The base also has three corresponding cartouches. It measures 8.5" to the top of the crescent moon finial and 4.5" across, and weighs nearly a pound. This piece 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 1910 item #1116359
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Qalamzani copper baluster shaped vase from Iran. This has three cartouches featuring characters from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. There are three corresponding, elaborate trefoil cartouches alternating with them. The bottom is signed by the artist. This unique piece measures 6" tall, and 4.5 4.5" across and weighs 10 ounces.
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 : 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 #471411 (stock #Bs-Va-Sy95)
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This graceful vase has three different cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top of the shoulder and on the neck of the vase. The vase measures 9.5" tall and 4.5" across and weighs 20 ounces . The piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
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 #966262
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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 nubby texture to it. I believe it to be some sort of horn. The leather sheath is extensively embellished with hand worked silver. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened. There are minor corrosion spots on the blade.
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 1900 item #575466
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If this Scribes case could talk, oh what tales it would tell. Until this century, many people couldn't read or write, but still needed contracts, deeds and other documents drawn up. For many, the travelling scribe was every bit as valued as a lawyer or solicitor. This piece has some very fine Islamic Calligraphy as well as design details consistent with Persian or Turkish metalwork. A 19th century piece, it does show some effects of being well travelled, yet well cared for. The hinge to the quill compartment closes securely, and this piece is in better than average condition for it's age. Please look at the photos carefully to assess condition. This case has a medium patina, with mamluk style inlaid script in Silver accented with copper. My guess is that this was from the Syria or Turkey. I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 12.25" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1.5" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs 1.5 pounds. 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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #474085
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Silvered copper Indo-Persian hunting tray has a great deal of hand carved detail and textures to it's traditional design. There are princes and kings surrounded footmen. Various animals and tents all around Measuring 24" across and weighing 14 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. In excellent condition with pleasing patina. This piece is estimated to be 80-120 years old.
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 #574982
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Copper and silver tray with a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, There are foliate flourishes throughout the plate with a deer in the center. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 10" across, resting on three ball feet, and weighing 1 1/4 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.