A pair of spouted pottery vessels. The first is a black-ware Amlash terracotta vessel, c. 1400 - 1200 BC, with beaked spout. Heavily restored but attractive. The second vessel is an odd red-ware single-handled vessel with round body and pedestal foot, the neck narrow and mouth flared. Nicely burnished with incised decoration. Culture and date unknown, Some repair.
An attractive grey-slipped chalice, Northern Iran, c.1,300 - 1,000 BC, with rounded body incised with vertical lines, small pedestal foot and tall, flared mouth. H: 7 7/8" (20.2 cm). Intact and a choice example!
A lot of 4 Turkish antique pipes, c. 18th - 19th Century. Lot includes three in terracotta and one in bronze, each intact, two with nice raised detail. Largest measures 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) in length. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A nice pair of antique Near Eastern clay pipes, 18th - 19th Century, the larger with nicely incised decoration. Both intact and show signs of much use. L: 3 3/4" (6.5 cm) & 2 7/8" (7.3 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A nice yellow-glass bottle, Eastern Mediterranean, Islamic Period, c. 7th - 8th Century AD, the body tubular with hollow pontil pushed up into the interior, the neck tapering with ripples into a very narrow mouth with thick lip. H: 7 1/8" (18.1 cm). Intact with light iridescence and earthen deposits. Ex Chicago private collection.
A pair of Islamic glazed lamps. The first is a Nishapur turquoise glazed lamp with cop base, c. 12th Century, the color nice with some areas of glaze degradation. H: 3 1/2" (8.8 cm). The second is another Islamic type with hanging lugs flanking the fill-hole, c. 10th - 13th Century, deep olive green with signs of heavy use and light earthen deposits. L: 5" (12.8 cm). Ex Stuart Bart collection, New York, acquired prior to 1970.
A pair of Islamic oil lamps. The first is a beautiful glazed example, c. 12th - 15th Century, with channel spout and tall neck and spout; H: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm); L: 4 1/2" (11.4 cm); the second a terracotta 'saucerí type lamp, Eastern Mediterranean, c. 10th - 13th Century, with small raised body at center of concave dish, fill-hole at top and large handle, Dia: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). The glazed lamp with some minor chipping, but both nice examples of Islamic period lamps. Ex old English ...click for details
A pair of Syrio-Palestinian terracotta lamps, Holy Land, c. 5th - 7th Century AD, the first with high ridge around fill-hole and spout, pinched handle and a cross just above the spout, L: 4 3/8" (11.1 cm); The second decorations around the fill-hole and above spout, rounded handle and indented base, L: 4" (10.2 cm). Both intact with signs of ancient use and light earthen deposits. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A mixed lot of 7 ancient bronze and brass items. Lot includes a large brass S-shaped hook, Near East, c. 1st Millennium BC, with each end in the form of a stylized goat. Intact with some wear from use. Nice brown patination. L: 4 1/8" (10.5 cm); four Near Eastern bronze bracelets, c. 1st Millennium BC, 4 ingot types and one nicely twisted, largest 4 1/2" (11.4 cm) in width; and last a 19th century British made Popo Manilla. A small unwearable example as made in Birmingham, England and ...click for details