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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #426563
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This vintage rosewood cedar chest is inlaid with rosewood and camelbone , and accented with embossed silver metal and coral, has a wonderful rustic charm to it. This was likely made in the 1970's. Found throughout the Islamic world, this chest is unusually large This amazing vintage box measures 20" long by 12" deep, by 13" high, and weighs approximately 24 pounds before packing. The bone pieces fit well together, and are well matched. There are a few hairline cracks in the bone consistent with a piece this age.
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 : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #801014
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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 is a Turksh brazier or mangal. It has very elaborate scrolled foliate legs, and four rings encircling it's belly, with a fluted piecrust rim. It has through the ages become would separated from it's top and coal pot. It make a great planter or table base. This unique item measures 16.5" tall and 18" across at the rim, and weighs 13 pounds before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1069699
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Lobed copper vase or goblet delicately painted in enamel work referred to as Mina Kari. It has a symmetrical floral pattern. It stands 7" tall and measures 3.5" across, and weighs about 4oz. There is some minor chipping on the rim, but the goblet is otherwise in good condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1134270
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Copper and silver tobacco or tea caddy, or trinket box with a great deal of detail to it's traditional Mamluk design. The edge of the top is ringed with a vine design, the lower half is ringed with a braid or twist design. There are foliate flourishes throughout the container. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. The interior was silverd, which is wearing away. There are no noticeable dents, and all inlays are intact. Measuring 5" across, and 2.5" high, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #575466
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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 some very fine Islamic Calligraphy as well as design details consistent with Persian or Turkish metalwork. A 19th century piece, it does show some effects of being well travelled, yet well cared for. The hinge to the quill compartment closes securely, and this piece is in better than average condition for it's age. Please look at the photos carefully to assess condition. This case has a medium patina, with mamluk style inlaid script in Silver accented with copper. My guess is that this was from the Syria or Turkey. I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 12.25" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1.5" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs 1.5 pounds. 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.
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 1900 item #526814
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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 enameling.
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, 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 5.5" by 10 inches wide, and a total of 16" to the top of the finial, and weighing nearly five pounds, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1062667
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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 carnelian, this piece features embossed stylized metal plates sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. It has a little crinkle at the base, but is barely noticeable unless it's pointed out. Colorful metal tassels set with carnelians fringe the face, and there is a Suzani "tail" embellished with embossed metal plates, and tasselled medallions, with white beaded black fringe on the edges.
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 : 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 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 : 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 #1117363
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Traditional Ghalamzani (Carved Persian Metalwork) design. The forest animals and hunters design across the belly is a typical Iranian theme popular since the Qajar (Victorian) era. Copper with a thin layer of tin is carved in relief with a scalpel or pen-like tool. This particular vase has some fine detail, accented in tin. The scenes are formed into medallion repeats around the belly, with rings in foliate, and braided designs. There is a pair of kings accenting the dovetailed spout, which has a small split. The cast handle is riveted at the top, and is detached at the bottom. The final photo shows it paired with a compatible basin item # 1117341. Measuring 11 " tall, and 6" in diameter, The opening is 2.5" across and weighs a little over 2.5 pounds before packing. This piece is estimated to be made in Iran 60 to 100 years ago.
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 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 1900 item #397366
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled box was made in Esfahan. (Isfahan) Persia (Iran) using a Cuerda Seca style of enamelling.
There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the size of the inlays, it's age, and the fact that this was made to be used as a jewelry box, it has survived remarkably well. There are some minor enamel losses on the front corner of the box, and the clasp part of the hinge is missing, otherwise this is in excellent condition.

Measuring 5.25" (13.33cm) by 3.25" (8.25cm) by 2.75" inches (7cm), and weighing over a pound (.5 kilo), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old