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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #433333
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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 is an exceptionally simple yet elegant piece, most likely from Turkey. A 19th century piece, it is in fine condition considering it's age. The pencase looks brassier in the photo than in person. There are some areas where the silvering has worn away. This is a little over 7" long, the attached inkpot is approximately 1 1/4" square.and weighs a little over 1/2 pound. This appears to be cast, then etched. A very substantial piece, it weigh over half 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 1900 item #488442 (stock #CoKsSam1)
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Meticulously hand carved Kashmiri Samovar. Heavily patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring flowers and leaves, with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork above the lid, and at the base. It is in very good condition. Measuring 10 " tall, and 12" from handle to spout, and weighing a little over four pounds this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir copperwork from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir 100 to 150 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #496991
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Elaborately detailed brass ice bucket from Iran. This type of carved and pounded metalwork is referred to as Ghalamzani, and is carved with a scalpel like tool. It measures 13" to the top knob by 8" in diameter, and weighs a little over 4.5 pounds. It has a tinned metal liner for the ice chamber. Primary design features Ancient Achmenid kings, also profuse foliate ornamentation throughout the body and top of the bucket. The cast handles feature pairs of brass fish. This was most likely made by Nader Metalworks in Tehran in the 1950's.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #934171
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Inkwell in the form of a recumbent camel. The cold painted polychrome over white casting metal is in near perfect condition, with one small area of loss on the back of the neck. The saddle on the camel is a hinged lid, unfortunately, the hinge is broken, and the glass liner is missing. The price reflects these conditions. Circa 1890, it measures 9.5" long, by 5.5" tall, by 4" wide, and weighs about 2.5 pounds. This style of inkwell was made in two sizes, this is the larger sized model.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #474088
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Traditional Ghalamzan (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The forest animals and flowers design across the belly is a typical Iranian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular vase has some amazingly fine detail, accented in tin. The scenes are formed into medallion repeats around the belly, with rings in foliate, and beaded designs ascending up the neck wth Moghul semi medallion accenting the dovetailed spout. Measuring 10 1/2", and nearly 5 3/4" at it's widest point, The opening is 2" across. Weighing 40 ounces before packing, this piece is unusually heavy. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 60 to 100 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #478952 (stock #BrInPt2)
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I was very lucky to come across this 19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid vase. This vase has two different floral cartouches with simple quatrefoil medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top. The vase measures 2.75" tall and 2" across. and weighs 4 ounces. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
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

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1980 item #476538
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This very unusual necklace contains beads made of Amber, Turquoise, Coral, and meticulously etched silver. The thing that really sets this piece apart is the three silver dorjes or thunderbolts, inlaid with turquoise and Coral with matching beads and end pieces. This necklace is 32" long, and weighs nearly 14 ounces. It is from Nepal, but here may be some Tibetan elements mixed in. Please see the detail on the Dorjes and end pieces
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 1900 item #526811 (stock #CoSyEn12)
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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 detailed 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, and has some holes drilled into the bottom, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 9.5" by 12" and weighing nearly four and a half pounds , this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #934443
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This is a very graceful and beautiful dagger from Yemen. It measures 12.5" long, and 6" across and weighs 12 ounces. The handle has two pounded coins affixed, and the surface has a nubby texture to it. I believe it may be either Giraffe or Rhino horn. The leather sheath is embellished with hand worked silver studs and filigrees, ending with a silver end cap with loop. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.
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 1970 item #398350 (stock #BR-Kn-10b)
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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 silver 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.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1970 item #680405
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This unique Iranian brass vase has a traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The farming scene is an unusual theme but the etching is very well detailed. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 21" tall by 12" across, and weighs eight pounds, this piece is surprisingly solid. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 40 to 60 years ago.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #471408
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This graceful pair of Mamluk Revival Islamic vases have two different cartouches with simple foliate medallions in between. There are also chain details encircling the vase near the top and bottom.. The vases measure 9" tall and 3.5" across and weigh 22 ounces each. These were likely made in the 1960's for the tourist trade.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #547373
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An unusual Mamluk revival vase wit unusual cutouts, and an unusual insert good for adapting as an incense burner or candleholder. This vase has three different cartouches with simple quatrefoil medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top and bottom. The vase measures 4 3/4" tall and 4" wide, and weighs 6 ounces. The original patina remains intact, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering the age of the piece.
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 #728707
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A very finely detailed aftobe or aftaba pitcher. Islamic calligraphy inscriptions in cartouches are lines to a poem, I'm told. There are semi medallion and foliate details on the neck. The silvering over the copper has worn and highlights the lettering. Measuring 16" tall by 6" wide in diameter by 10" and weighs four and a half pounds. This piece is estimated to be from the mid 19th century.