The Old Bazaar
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1022727
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Pair of Anglo Indian gilded filigree brass candle holders. Nice patina with wear typical for the age, some of the original gilding and silvering remains. The base, stem, and drip cup screws apart. It measures 9.5" by 4.75" and weighs 2.75 lbs.
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 #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 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 #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 #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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #728713
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This carved Egyptian brass pot has a great deal of detail and texture within it's traditional design. There is a continuous chain of Mythological figures depicted encircling the belly of the pot with a granulated texture throughout. Also, there is a chain or endless knot design encircling above and below the belly of the pot. There are birds encircling the top of the vase. Lovingly hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art, as the younger generations adopt new technologies. It measures 8" high 4" across, and weighs 9 ounces
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #397356
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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, 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, it has survived remarkably well. There is a fairly substantial dent on the lower part of the pot with enamel losses, and a couple of smaller knocks with lesser losses. One side shows well for display.
Measuring 5" (13 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm), and weighing a pound (.45kg), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #509907 (stock #AfTuBra)
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This beautiful Turkoman Tribal carnelian bra makes a beautiful, shimmery jingle when you move. Worn over a choli or with a vest, this finely crafted bra drapes and moves beautifully and is very comfortable to wear. It is adjustable with a string tie in back. I would recommend stiching it to your costume, as is traditional with most Turkoman jewelry. Made of a traditional silver plated and gilded silver coin metal alloy called gillet, and set with carnelian stones, this bra weighs a little under a pound. A really stunning piece!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1107395
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This is a very unusual and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 13" long and weighs nearly a pound. The sheath is embellished with hand worked filigreed silver set with a piece of coral. Also there are coins on both the front and back of the handle, where most jambiyas only have the brass coins on the front. This work is typical of the Jewish silversmiths of Sanaa. I'm pretty sure this was custom made for it's owner. When the handle is tapped on my teeth, it feels like horn. The lower part of the sheath is made with black and white fur, likely goat, rather than leather, which is extremely unusual. 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. Please note, the last two photos were taken with flash, rather than natural light to better show the quality of the horn handle.
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1920 item #728703
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Antique capstan or mortar base brass candlesticks. Hollow interior would make it easy for a lamp conversion. Pieces unscrew for easy packing. Measuring nearly a foot tall and 4" across at the base. These heavy candlesticks weigh nearly four pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #996691
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An unique lamp said to be made from stretched camel bladders. There are silhouette style desert scenes featuring a camel, people, and palm trees. Both the base and shade light up, giving soft, ambient lighting as shown. The collar and base are made from turned walnut. This unusual light measures 14" high by 8" across and weighs a pound and a half.
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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #394842 (stock #IM-IB-8)
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This brass Syrian inlaid incense burner is elaborately embellished with trefoil accents encircling the top and bottom of the lid. Three of the sides contain Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three trefoil etched and pierced medallions. All of this is accented with inlays of silver and copper. Measuring 8" to the top of the crescent moon finial and 3 1/4" across the belly of the lid, and with the gracefully arching iron legs 5" across, by 5" across the bottom, and weighing nearly a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 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 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.