The Old Bazaar
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 1950 item #397372 (stock #Br-Pt-Jw1)
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This is a Hebrew coffee pot It measures 8 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" across, and weighs approximately a pound. This pot features two bands of Hebrew lettering: encircling the belly and neck of the pot, alternating with an Egyptian Pyramid and Sphinx scene, on one side and two people with halos and a bird (dove?) on the other. There is also a band of deer like animals encircling the top. Aside from a few dents on the bottom which do not detrasct from the appearance of the pot, it is overall in good condition, with a pleasing patina.
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 #810422
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Elaborately carved Syrian lamp made approximately 1910. Two lamp sockets above and one in base, all with individual pull chains. Measuring 26" tall by 16" across and weighs about 9 pounds. These were popular throughout the Middle East and exported for use in Masonic Temples. Similar lamps are also made in Turkey and Egypt. A lamp like this takes several months for as entire families would work on making these lamps with each member having a specialty or two.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #397741 (stock #Si-Kn-Fil)
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 11" long and weighs a little over a pound. The front of the sheath is elaboratly embellished with hand worked silver filigrees designs over solid silver, it is backed in leather. There is an additional smaller knife with it's own subsheath, as shown. This was made approximately 1920 to 1950 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #799967
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Meticulously hand carved Indo Persian Samovar. Made of silvered coin metal alloy. This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork at the base. There is a central chamber for hot coals, and a separate secondary lid which covers it. It is in very good condition. This appears to be unused and the interior silvering is clean and intact. Measuring 11 " tall, 5" in diameter, and 9" from handle to spout, and weighing a little over 2.25 pounds before packing. This is estimated to be made in Central Asia 40 to 60 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #398348 (stock #Br-Kn-10a)
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This Jambiya features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 10" long and weighs 3 ounces it is detailed with copper cutouts applied over the brass handle and sheath. 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 display piece from the 1960's. A great desk accessory for use as a paper knife or letter opener.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #573153 (stock #BrTrSyr16)
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19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has four 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 15.75" across. and weighs 3 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patonage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizeable 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 Mamluk artifacts during this period of time.
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 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 : 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 #471359
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Complete Middle Eastern silver and copper inlaid coffee set. The brass tray measures 12 " across, and is inlaid in silver and copper. There are two cartouches of Islamic script, and the rim has a braided endless knot pattern often seen in Celtic designs as well. The set includes four 2" "Gawa" or coffee cups (Zarfs) with hand spun Egyptian Glass inserts, and the classicly shaped 6" "Ibrik" or coffee server is tin-lined for safe usage. The covered sugar bowl measures 3" tall without the finial. This was made for the tourist trade around the turn of the 20th century.
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.
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 #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 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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #398444
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This This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 16" long and weighing a little over a pound, the handle and sheath are faced with with etched silver metal. 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 1960's.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #397751 (stock #Co-En-Tr6)
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled plate was made in Damascus Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling, with an etched resist overlay.
There enamel is in near perfect condition with negligible losses.
Measuring 6 1/2" (16 cm) across, and weighing nearly a pound and a half, it is quite heavy. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old