The Old Bazaar
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #398353
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This This knife features a graceful curving line, with intricate etchings, and jeweled accents. Measuring 17" (43cm) long and weighing 1 1/4 pounds (.57kg), the handle and sheath are faced with with etched white metal and the back is in brass. 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 1950's.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #509908 (stock #AfTuBt1)
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This beautiful Turkoman Tribal lapis belt makes a beautiful, shimmery jingle when you move. Worn at the waist or hips, this finely crafted belt drapes and moves beautifully and is very comfortable to wear. It measures 38" to the hook closure. Made of a traditional silver plated and gilded silver coin metal alloy called gillet, and set with lapis stones, this bra weighs a little under a pound. A really stunning piece!
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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1123923
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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 embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Three flaps of recycled striped ketene silk lined in floral cotton, and embellished with coins and colorful tassels finish off this piece.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #492781 (stock #Si TrPer1)
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Intricatly etched Qajar (Victorian) era Sterling silver tray featuring a forest animal scene. Measures 7" across and weighs 8 ounces before packing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #471411 (stock #Bs-Va-Sy95)
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This graceful vase has three different cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top of the shoulder and on the neck of the vase. The vase measures 9.5" tall and 4.5" across and weighs 20 ounces . The piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
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 1960 item #488990
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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 an older piece, 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 21" tall and 16" across at the rim. The feet extend slightly beyond the rim. It weighs 20 pounds packed.
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 1920 item #478952 (stock #BrInPt2)
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I was very lucky to come across this 19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid vase. This vase has two different floral cartouches with simple quatrefoil medallions in between. There are also chain details encircleing the vase near the top. The vase measures 2.75" tall and 2" across. and weighs 4 ounces. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age.
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 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 : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #474085
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Silvered copper Indo-Persian hunting tray has a great deal of hand carved detail and textures to it's traditional design. There are princes and kings surrounded footmen. Various animals and tents all around Measuring 24" across and weighing 14 pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy. In excellent condition with pleasing patina. This piece is estimated to be 80-120 years old.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #728704
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This brass pot has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, TheThe shoulder is encircled with a foliate chain with trefoil accents. The Islamic calligraphy cartouches alternate with endless knot medallions. The main belly has a series of unusually shaped script cartouches. Unfortunately, this piece has some extensive damage to the bottom, which still displays well, and would not be noticed if this is used as a planter. Measuring 9 1/2" tall by 14" across, this amazing pot weighs nearly four pounds. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. This piece is estimated to be 70-100 years old.

The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers from Central Asia who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patonage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizeable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. There was a revival of this style of art spurred on by wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1131943
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This tribal Egyptian silver bracelet is a very unusual piece. The bracelet itself dates back to the turn of the 20th century when silver, rather than alloy was used. It was refashioned into a bowl by adding the bottom plate around 1960. Egyptian silver is normally 90% pure, and this does have a hallmark on the bottom, which is what was used for dating it. The bottom plate is decorated in a traditional Mamluk inspired foliate design. This measures 4 .5 by 4 inches across, and is a little over .5" tall, and weighs nearly four ounces. This would make a fabulous change tray for your dresser.
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 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 1910 item #1096943
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19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid tray. This tray has an elaborate foliate star medallion in the center. Encircling the central medallion are three Islamic Calligraphy cartouches alternating with trefoil medallions. There are also three concentric chain panel details encircling the tray. The tray measures 27" across, with rolled edges, and weighs 9 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. Whether set on a stand, ottoman, or large basket, this makes a spectacular table.

The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D.in what is modern Syria and Egypt. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metal ware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular vase was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluke artifacts during this period of time.