The Old Bazaar
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 #526817
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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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 5.25" by 5.75", and weighing nearly a pound and a half, this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #471408
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This graceful pair of Mamluk Revival Islamic vases have two different cartouches with simple foliate medallions in between. There are also chain details encircling the vase near the top and bottom.. The vases measure 9" tall and 3.5" across and weigh 22 ounces each. These were likely made in the 1960's for the tourist trade.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #491451 (stock #BrTuPer1)
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Throughout the Islamic world, it is a tradition to greet road-weary travelers and guests with a refreshing sprinkle of rosewater or orange blossom water. This decorative Turkish fig shaped brass bottle was made for this purpose, although I have seen people buy them for use as incense burners. This piece is unusual as it has detachable fig leaves for it's design element. Standing 7 1/2" tall and measuring 3" across, this unique piece is filled with astounding charm. The bottle weighs 6 ounces before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #397744 (stock #Br-Wr-Tu1)
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This is a 19th qalamdan or ink and quill holder. The patina on this case is quite rich, I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 9 1/2" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1 1/2" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs nearly 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 : Pre 1900 item #491030
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Late 19th or early 20th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 4.75" by 4", and weighs 35 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell has a vine and clover design, with an upright squirrel lid finial. A massive and impressive piece.
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

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 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 : Pre 1920 item #547370
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This brass Islamic medallion tray has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk influenced design, There are foliate quatrefoil bands separating the central Islamic calligraphy medallion, with three cartouches of Islamic script separated by stylistic foliate eliptical medallions The level of detail to this carving is absolutely mesmerizing. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. This tray is moderately patinated with a few oxidation spots. Measuring 15", and weighing nearly 2.25 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This tray is estimated to be 80-120 years old

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #496704
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Pair of intricate Kashmiri lamps featuring a classic grapevine design on the lobed base, and stylized thistles on the neck. ending with a fluted and flared rim. These are most likely converted from a pair of vases. The intricacy and design themes are consistent with late 19th C. to early 20th. C. Kashmir enamel work. Measuring 15" to the top of the body and 28" to the top of the harp, and 4.5" in diameter. They weigh 3.5 pounds each or 7 pounds total before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1960 item #398344
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$45.00
This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth 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 #397356
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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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 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 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.
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 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 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.