The piece is overall in good condition, considering the age of the piece. It has four half dome feet on the bottom, and it does not appear to be made for the tourist trade. Measuring 12" long by 6" deep and 4" tall, and weighing nearly 3 pounds, this is a very substantial and well crafted container.
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.
This Jambiya features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 10" long and weighs 3 ounces it is detailed with silver cutouts applied over the brass handle and sheath. 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 display piece from the 1960's. A great desk accessory for use as a paper knife.
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
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
I have a very graceful and solid dagger. Measuring 14" long and weighing a pound and a half, the handle and sheath are overlaid with with etched brass. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and iis elaborately etched with a dragon motif. There is slot loop on the back for attaching it to a belt. Carefully hand shaped, polished, and accented with silver and brass inlays.
There is a second, nearly identical tray also listed in case you need a pair.