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 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 'saucer’ 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 pair of Islamic Period pottery fragments from the Euphrates-Sumer Palace of Harun el Rashid, Ragga, Syria, c. 8th - 11th Century AD. Both with traces of glaze. With old collection label giving the find site and date of 1934. Largest piece measures 5 3/8" (13.6 cm) in width.
A large and attractive Indus Valley footed bowl from Nal Culture, Baluchistan, c. 3000 - 2500 BC. Very thin walled with lightly out turned lip, angles base with small ring foot. Crème slipped with dark brown geometric designs which include panels with four large squares bordered by a checker board pattern, perhaps representing a structure or a town. Intact with light earthen encrustation. H: 3 5/8" (9.2 cm), Diam: 4 7/8" (12.2 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection. A large example than usuall ...click for details
A large terracotta incantation bowl, Near East, c.5th - 6th Century AD. The bowl is high-walled, with raised flat base and turned out lip. The outer walls have been decorated with concentric grooved below the rim and vertical impressions, which give a ripple effect. The interior with lines of 'pseudo-script' imitating Syriac or Aramaic around a demon with tall body and long appendages, another facing on the other side of the bowl. Diam: 10 3/8" (26.4 cm). H: 5 3/8" (13.9 cm). R ...click for details