The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1093738
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,750.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. There is some very minor enamel chipping, 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. Measuring 10" tall by 14"across, and weighing five pounds, this piece is quite solid and is an unusually large size. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.

Cuerda Seca enameling 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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1900 item #1134696
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
A very unusual powder flask made from a sheep's scrotum and penis sheath. It's stitching is similar to a baseball with what appears to be sinew. There are patterns and textures embossed into the skin, and there is Islamic calligraphy along the top edge and both sides of the belly as well. The designs are more apparent with subtle dyeing. This piece retains it's belt clip, and the end cap is missing. There is a slight 2" surface crack and a nick on the neck, and a dent on one side. The other side shows perfectly. Ca 1850- 1880 This unique flask measures 9" X 3.5" and weighs 5 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1093889
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
Very fine silver gilt Lucknow Mughal Indian enamel candle holders. Silver body with a luminous champleve enamel known as 'Meenakari' in the classic peacock blue, green , and pink ombre' pallet with several other color details including turquoise and gold. The bases are exceptional with ombre' flowers with centers set in fine tourmaline cabachons. The crispness and detail of the carving and enamel on this is exceptional. The interior is silver as is the engraved bottom. Very good condition with minor age dings to the flower petal edges. These charming candle sticks measure 2" tall by 3" across and weighs 6 oz.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #1099551
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,650.00
Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian etched brass candle sticks. It measures 23" tall by 6.5" across the base, and together weigh about 9 pounds. One candle holder is 1/2 inch taller than the other, and the design of each candle stick is unique. The base of one has a braided trefoil chain encircling it, and the other has alternating semi medallions of trefoil and Islamic script. There are alternating sections, with endless chains, and Islamic calligraphy. The bases are slightly off round, and the candle holders unscrew in pieces for easy storage or transport.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130986
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Carved brass ablutions bowl with elaborate carved grill strainer with finial. The rim has geometric form flowers alternating with lozenge shapes, and tiny diamond repeats along the outer rim and inner rim. It measures 4.5" tall, by 8.5" across, the opening is 4" across, and weighs a lttle under two pounds. This would normally be paired with a hand washing pitcher.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Champleve : Pre 1900 item #1073215
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. Cuerda Seca enameling 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, it is in surprisingly good condition. There is a little of the original silver wash remaining. Measuring 2.5" (6.5 cm) tall, by 3.25" (8 cm)across, and weighing nearly half a pound (.23kg), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 150 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1117325
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$525.00
*This is an intricately carved Persian Qajar Tray with a hunting motif. The center and cartouches feature intricately carved hunting scenes featuring lions and deer, alternating with medallions of Islamic script. The rim has a raised etched "boteh" or paisley design in the Qalamzani style. This finely crafted tray measures 22" across by 1" deep and weighs 10 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #932691
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$550.00
A very unusual brass Persian or Turkish Tray. It features two pairs of lions bearing banners at either end. The textures are etched very subtlety into the metal. The detail of the muscling of the lions is amazing! There is an overall scrolled foliate background, It measures 17" X 24" by .5" deep, and weighs 4.5 pounds.
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Early 20th century Ottoman powder flask. Elaborately etched. Constructed in lobed segments, three sections on the front, two on the back. Cast brass loops for the cord to attach to. Small denting on the bottom in back, and also on the spout. Wonderful, mellow, patina. Measures 8.5" long by 3.75" across aand 1.5" deep and weighs approximately 12 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1116108
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$165.00
French Craftsman Primitive wood copper bellows. Hammered copper strips are woven across the surface and are affixed with rivets to give it a primitive, rustic, or Gothic look. In good, functioning order. This unique item measures 18" X 6.5" X 1.75 b
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1135093
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,500.00
Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian inlaid brass candlesticks. They measure 11.5" tall by 4.25" across the base, and together weigh over 5 pounds. Both candle sticks are elaborately inlaid with silver and copper to highlight the ornate designs. The pyramid shaped bases have trefoil designs on the corners, and vase shaped cartouches with Islamic script. There are vertical sections of endless chains going up the stems, and foliate embellishments on the outside of the candle cups. The candle holders originally unscrewed but have at some point been soldered for stability.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1130987
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$325.00
Intricately hand carved Kashmiri Brass Samovar. Lightly patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring maple leaves, with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork at the base. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within. This has been tested for leaks. I filled it to within 1 inch from the top and let it set for an hour, and there is no sign of leakage. It is in very good condition with the exception of a small dent on either side. Measuring 12" tall, and 10.5" from handle to spout, and weighing three pounds this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir metalwork from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir about 100 years ago.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #801012
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,400.00
A very unique and rare pair of Persian candle holders, possibly Judaic. They measure 15" tall by 6.5" across and weighs 5.5 pounds each or 11 pounds before packing. The capstan bases have typical Persian mythology and forest scenes on them. Each candle holder is unique. Please note the detail of candle cup to stick connection. These are heavy cast in pieces etched, and put together. A very rare find. The bases have small holes drilled into each, likely from an earlier lamp conversion.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #799969
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$115.00
Late 19th or early 20th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 6.25" by 4.25", and weighs 41 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts peacock detailing in it's design. A massive and impressive piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1044185
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$425.00
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 alternating flower and shield 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" (20cm) across, by 10.4" (26cm) tall, it weighs over 2 pounds (1 Kilo) before packing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1134261
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$150.00
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 Bismillah 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 7.75" across, resting on three ball feet, with scalloped edges, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1199005
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
Charming silvered covered Persian candy, nut, or dried fruit dish embellished with primitive flower motifs. Bowl has 24 lobes, each accented with a rainbow or maybe an arch over each flower, possibly Mihrabs. The sides of the pot are embellished with a simple chain of flowers. The lids has 3 concentric circles of different styles of flowers topped with a copper finial and petaled bezel. It measures 8.25" across, and 4" high with the 1" finial, and weighs 18.5 ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1910 item #1031343
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$1,750.00
Elaborately carved Syrian lamp made approximately 1910. Three lamp sockets all with individual switches. Measuring 33" tall by 22" across and weighs about 14 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.