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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #713742
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Older Strand of North African amber trade beads. Shaped slightly cylindrically, these beads are 1 1/4" in diameter. Some ends are angled slightly which makes them seem to curve. There are 38 beads in all. These appear to be fashioned to complement Venetian millefiori African trade beads (also known as Goulamine beads). These are temporarily strung, and a few show marks from being burn tested. These are most likely Moroccan.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491033
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A late 19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 4.75" by 3.75", and weighs 31 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts Acanthus leaf detailing in it's design. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #677016
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Meticulously hand carved Kashmiri Tea Server. Heavily patinated, This particular teapot has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring fish, possibly carp, with a serpent handle. The hinge has a break , but the lid sits nicely, and it would be easily repaired. Aside from this, it is in very good condition. Measuring 6.5" tall, and 10" from handle to spout, and weighing a little over two pounds before packing, this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir copper work from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir 100 to 150 years ago.
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 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 1980 item #398452
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I have a very graceful and solid dagger. Measuring 10" long and weighing a 6 ounces, the handle and sheath are overlaid with with etched brass, studs and coins. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and is elaborately etched with a dragon motif. There is loop on the back for attaching it to a belt. Carefully hand shaped, polished, and accented with brass inlays.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1189639
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Finely detailed Qajar Persian pictorial medallion brass tray. It has twelve classic Mughal lobed insets with cartouches featuring scenes from traditional Persian daily life. There are also twelve medallions featuring Kings from Shahnameh, the ancient epic that spans 1000 years of Pre Islamic Persian history. The center resembles a carpet medallion. There is so much going on with this tray that you can look at it hundreds of times and keep discovering new elements to it. It has a rich and deep patina. This unique tray measures 35" in diameter and weighs 14 pounds.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #801911
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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. 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 6" (15 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm), and weighing nearly a pound and a half (.75 K), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #550008
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Islamic, Persian ceramic vase glazed in turquoise with black detailing. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. Approximately 6.5 inches high and 4.75 inches in diameter, and weighs 1 pound. This appears to be a newer piece, as the interior and bottom are glazed, likely produced for the tourist trade in 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

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 #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 #492772 (stock #CoTrJw1)
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19th c. Eastern European hand tooled copper challah tray for Sabbath. The hand tooled lettering spells out "Shabbat Kodesh" (Holy Sabbath) has a small hanging bale on the back. This unique piece measures 15" by 10.5", and weighs a little over a pound before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397756
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This pierced 19th c. Syrian brass Mamluk revival spittoon has a great deal of detail and texture within it's unique carved and pierced design. There is a continuous chain Islamic Script, alternating with medallions 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. Lovingly hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art, as the younger generations adopt new technologies. Measuring 10" (25cm) across by 5" (13cm) high, and weighs a little over 3 pounds (1.4 Kg) before packing, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 60-70 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #801019
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This is a very graceful and beautiful Yemeni dagger. It measures 12" long and weighs 3/4 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 studs, ending with a silver dangle. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.
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 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 1980 item #711878
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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 glass jewels, this piece features the twin headed eagle, an imperial symbol from Greece to Russia.