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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 : Furnishings : Pre 1970 item #550003
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Charming table lamp made from an Iznik style Turkish or Persian vase. Based on the wiring and components, I'm guessing this to be from the 1950's or 1960's. Two shades of blue glaze on a white background. The glaze has fairly uniform crazing, but no apparent chips. The Lamp measures 19" tall. The vase portion measures 9.5" by 8" across, and weighs 4.5 pounds.
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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491024 (stock #BzInInk2)
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19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 6" by 3", and weighs 25 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts fluted detailing in it's design, with a collar of Acanthus leaves. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1135017
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Middle Eastern or North African hand of Fatimah cast brass doorknocker. This appears to be made by the sand cast method. The finish is a little rough from manufacture, and it shows wear where the ball hits the striker. Most of the time, these are found as two separate pieces that are mounted separately to the door. This is a much rarer one-piece design. It has four screw holes and is ready to mount. It measures 4.75" long by 3" across, by 2" deep, and weighs a little under a pound.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1135040
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Bedouin style dallah, finjan, ibrik,or coffee pot. Solid brass Inlaid with silver and copper from Syria or Turkey, or possibly Egypt. This features a cartouche with Islamic calligraphy on either side, and a trefoil medallion below the spout. There are foliate semi medallions on the neck as well as on the lid. Inlaid chains divide the belly from the neck and accent the edges of the lid. It has been tinned inside making it safe for liquid consumption. The spout has a slight separation from the body near the top. It measures 9" tall by 4.25" in diameter, with a spread of 7" from handle to spout, and weighs one pound five ounces. There is an old tradition, I'm told, the long spout was designed to hold a hair from a camel's tail which is believed to purify the syrupy coffee as it is poured into tiny china cups.
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 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 #398444
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This This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 16" long and weighing a little over a pound, the handle and sheath are faced with with etched silver metal. 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 ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #756522
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Late 19th century finely etched kashkul shaped vessel or bowl from Kashmir. Both ends have snake heads, and there is a snaky paisley pattern over a fine foliate background. Measures 5.5" (14cm) tip to tip, and 2.5" (6.35cm) across, and 3" (7.6cm) tall. It weighs four ounces (113gm). Generally silver from Kashmir is 80% to 90% pure. I cannot find a makers mark, which is not unusual for non-export silver from this area and era. A second, identical piece is also available.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #933847
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This Turkish Anatolian pitcher is fashioned of elaborately carved copper with a cast brass handle, lid, knob, and spout tip. The lid has an onion dome shape with 12 etched lobed segments, with fish scaling tapering toward the top. The body has 9 alternating foliate medallions, the upper body has which has a lobed and fish scaled repeat of the lid. The whole piece has been silvered, and has worn areas of the underlying metal are showing through It measures 18.5" high by 9 inches across and weighs a little over 3.5 pounds. This piece is estimated to be mid 20th century.
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 : 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 1970 item #491429 (stock #BrTrIn 23)
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ndo Persian pierced brass tray is carved and pierced in a classic Islamic foliate pattern. The center features an intricate floral and leaf design There is also a sort of puffy dimensional effect to the pieceThis unusual piece measures 23" in diameter and weighs three pounds before packing. The pierced areas give this tray a lacy and delicate quality to it. Imagine it hung in the window or against a contrasting background!
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 : Pre 1920 item #574990 (stock #BrTrSyr158)
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20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has two different Islamic Star and script cartouches with a simple Islamic calligraphy Bismillah in the center. There are also chain panel details encircleing the tray near the edge. The tray measures 15.75" across. and weighs 2.5 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
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 #397252 (stock #IM-Pt-4)
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This brass Syrian inlaid pot has been crafted in a traditional Mamluk design. Three of the sides contain Islamic script cartouches, which alternate with three quatrefoil medallions. All of this is accented with inlays of silver and copper. Measuring 4"high, by 5" across the bottom, and weighing nearly 1 1/4 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy, and is estimated to be 90-110 years old.