The Old Bazaar
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #994030
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This silvered copper Persian Scenic tray has nuanced hand carved detail and textures. There are princes and kings playing polo, surrounded by footmen. There are also romantic scenes throughout, possibly inspired by the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Various animals and tents all around with pastoral scenes. In excellent condition with pleasing patina. This piece is estimated to be 120 years old. It measures 25" across with a 2.5" pie crust rim, and weighs 10.5 pounds.
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 : Middle Eastern : Pre 1960 item #398344
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This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
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 #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 #996099
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Moroccan brass Koran box ca. 1960's, it has applied silver metal and bezel set stones which appear to be coral and lapis. There is a series of Arabic numbers on the back, which I believe to be a numerology formula. The same series of numbers is repeated on the curved lid. The brass and applied metal features profuse foliate etching. It has a braided strap, which may or may not be original. This unique box measure 5.5" across by 6" tall, and is 1.25" thick and weighs 1.5 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #398353
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This This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate etchings, and jeweled accents. Measuring 17" (43cm) long and weighing 1 1/4 pounds (.57kg), the handle and sheath are faced with with etched white metal and the back is in brass. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1950's.

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 #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 #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 #398451
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This Syrian dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate silver and copper inlay. Measuring 11" long and weighing a little over half a pound, intricate silver and copper inlaid handle and sheath with carved brass. The blade is embossed brass in a continuation of the predominate trefoil knife design, and isn't particularly sharp. There is a ring for attaching it to a belt. This would also make a nifty desk accessory for use as a paper knife.
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 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 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 : 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 : Middle Eastern : Pre 1910 item #932380
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A fairly large hand detailed vase from Egypt. This particular vase was made in the 19th to early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts". It features images of the sphinx, a man, and writing in Arabic calligraphy. It measures 12" tall by 7.5" across, and weighs about 2 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #397754 (stock #Br-Pt-Pr8)
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This unique pot has amazing detail and texture to it's carved Persian design. The floral trefoil design across the belly is a typical Persian theme popular during the Qajar (Victorian) period. There is also a floral band near the top, and the bottom is ringed in spade like semi-medallions. This amazing 19th century pot is free of dents, but does have a uniformly "bumpy' feeling to it. The opening is slightly off round, which is detected by feel. only. Measuring 8.5" across, by 4" tall, it weighs 1 1/2 pounds before packing.