The Old Bazaar
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 #526821
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Esfahan, (Isfahan) Persia (Iran) 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 detailedt 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.
Measuring 5.5" by 2.75", and weighing five ounces. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

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 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 1960 item #491426
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This brass Moroccan star tray has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Berber design, this tray appears to have several dimensions of foliate textures carved into it. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 23 ", and weighing six pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 30-40 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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #904715
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This is 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 "hat" part is solid gillet rather than the usual pieces sewn onto a suzani. With bezel set lapis lazuli and turquoise, this piece features embossed stylized metal plates soldered onto the base. The "tail" has pendants and medallions sewn onto vintage suzani fabric. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Black tassels with white beads complete this piece.
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 1960 item #932378
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Large Moroccan tray featuring an 8 pointed star design in the center embellished with foliate details. There is a stylized chain around the rim. The inner rim has a twisted rope and eight trefoil pendants alternating with the star points. This unique tray measures 27.5 inches across and 1" deep and weighs 9 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1126015
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This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a braided design on the handle and sheath, with a curved tip with a fish tail end. It Measures 10" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is braided 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 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 1920 item #488968
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This unique candelabra features a leafy filigree foliate design. This particular candle holder appears to be well used, with a darker patina on the candle cups and bobeches, It stands straight and stable,and has a mellow patina. This style was popular in late 19th C. and early 20th C. , This unique candleholder is 11" tall by 6 1/2" across and weighs two pounds.
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 #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 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.
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 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 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.