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13" Brass Tray Arab Islamic Mamluk Inlaid Cartouche

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 575003

13" Brass Tray Arab Islamic Mamluk Inlaid Cartouche
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510-910-3922


$250.00 

19th to early 2oth century Mamluk revival Cairoware brass tray inlaid with silver and copper. This tray has three different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between and in the center. There are also chain panel details encircling the tray near the edge. The tray measures 13" across. and weighs 2 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age.


18th C. Persian Etched Cast Brass Candlesticks Lamps

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 801012

18th C. Persian Etched Cast Brass Candlesticks Lamps
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510-910-3922


$2400.00 

A very unique and rare pair of Persian candle holders, possibly Judaic. They measure 15" tall by 6.5" across and weighs 5.5 pounds each or 11 pounds before packing. The capstan bases have typical Persian mythology and forest scenes on them. Each candle holder is unique. Please note the detail of candle cup to stick connection. These are heavy cast in pieces etched, and put together. A very rare find. The bases have small holes drilled into each, likely from an earlier lamp conversion.


19th C. Islamic Cuerda Seca Enamel Copper Lobed Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1096977

19th C. Islamic Cuerda Seca Enamel Copper Lobed  Tray
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510-910-3922


$750.00 

This 19th century enameled tray was made in Damascus or Aleppo Syria using a Cuerda Seca style enameling which 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 age of the tray, it is in quite good shape with minor losses on one edge as shown. This Charming piece measures 12" across and weighs 3 pounds.


19th C. Syrian 2 Tier Carved Brass Mosque Lamp

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1102319

19th C. Syrian 2 Tier Carved Brass Mosque Lamp
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510-910-3922


$1950.00 

Syrian pierced Islamic brass Mosque lamp made in the late 19th century. The bulbous top is ringed by five cartouches featuring pastoral animals with bands of similar animals ringing below and above. The cross hatched carved banding at the very top is a classic Mamluk design along with the cartouches. There are two tiers of "windows" with various colored glass framed by elaborately carved Moghul influenced borders, floral on the top tier, and birds on the bottom tier. The "tower" between the two floors features animals and mythical people, but was made upside down for some unknown reason. The bowl shaped bottom has 16 cartouches with mythical people ensconced within. The original font at the bottom, which would have held a candle is missing as is common with these pieces. The frets between the windows are sand casted, then hand finished with screws being made in house. Most finials have chickens, moons, or fancy knobs. Three of the chickens which originally had chains. this situation can be easily restored. While this is not wired for electricity, restoring the chains, and removing the top loop to make the hole accessible would be an easy conversion which would not compromise the integrity of the piece. This impressive piece measures 24" tall to the top of the newer 1.5" loop, by 10" across the widest point, and weighs 9 lbs


19th Century Mamluk Revival Cairoware Inlaid Vase.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1116102

19th Century Mamluk Revival Cairoware Inlaid Vase.
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510-910-3922


$425.00 

19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid vase. This vase has four different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot and trefoil semi-medallions in between. There are also chain panels encircleing the vase near the top and base. This vase has an unusual feature of deep channels highlighted by copper inlay surrounding the cartouches. The vase measures 7" high and 3.5" in diameter, and weighs a little under a pound. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers 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. 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 Mamluk artifacts during this period of time.


Arab Eastern Islamic Mamluk Inlaid 15" Brass Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 574977

Arab Eastern Islamic Mamluk Inlaid 15" Brass Tray
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510-910-3922


$300.00 

Early 20th century Mamluk revival Cairoware brass tray inlaid with copper and silver. This tray has four different Islamic Script cartouches with simple endless knot medallions in between and in the center. There are also chain panel details encircling the tray near the edge. The tray measures 15" across. and weighs 3 pounds. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition.


Bedouin Tribal Primitive Etched Copper Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 932800

Bedouin Tribal Primitive Etched Copper Tray
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510-910-3922


$450.00 

Turn of the 20th century Bedouin copper tray. This was used as a dining table. The woman of the house (or tent) would put a floor-cloth down, then bring the tray laden with salad greens, green onions, flat bread, and bowls and plates of food. The family would eat communally with their hands scooping up the food with bread or lettuce. The wear on the pattern is consistent with frequent scrubbing. Very little of the original tin plating remains as a result. It measures 26.5" X .5", and weighs 10lbs.


Copper Persian Ottoman Hunting Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1093781

Copper Persian Ottoman Hunting Tray
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510-910-3922


$345.00 

This copper Ottoman hunting tray features a hunter in the central medallion encircled by mirab (doorway) shaped medallions featuring birds and deer ringed by a foliate border. It measures 21.75" across with a 1.25" deep pie crust edge. it weighs 3.5 pounds.


Inlaid Brass Candle Sticks 19th C. Mamluk Revival

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1135093

Inlaid Brass Candle Sticks 19th C. Mamluk Revival
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510-910-3922


$2500.00 

Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian inlaid brass candlesticks. They measure 11.5" tall by 4.25" across the base, and together weigh over 5 pounds. Both candle sticks are elaborately inlaid with silver and copper to highlight the ornate designs. The pyramid shaped bases have trefoil designs on the corners, and vase shaped cartouches with Islamic script. There are vertical sections of endless chains going up the stems, and foliate embellishments on the outside of the candle cups. The candle holders originally unscrewed but have at some point been soldered for stability.


Inlaid Brass Copper Silver Mamluk Casket Curved Edges

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1135092

Inlaid Brass Copper Silver Mamluk Casket Curved Edges
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510-910-3922


$425.00 

19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, the original cedar wood lining missing. Unlike the usual rectangular boxes of this type, the curves edges require exceptional skill to fabricate. This box has an Islamic Script cartouche on the front with foliate heart medallions on the ends. Two trefoil brackets encircle the lid which features a large, foliate central medallion. The silver and some copper inlays have some tooling which shows high quality workmanship as does the endless knot vertical panels on the curved sections of the box. There is also a chain panel across the back with chain twist designs framing the panel. The casket measures 5.25" long, by 3" deep and 2.5" tall. and weighs nearly a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, with all inlays tight and intact, unusual cosidering it's age.

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