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Antique Persian Priming Flask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1197734 (stock# I-51-ag)

Antique Persian Priming Flask
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$245.00 

A good example of a some what bird, (Peacock?) shaped metal priming flask with two swiveling metal suspension loops. The body and throat adorned with two incised bands, as shown. The workmanship suggest that the flask was crafted by a Persian tribal craftsman. Although, probably at least two hundred years old, the spring and closure that dispenses the priming powder does not close tightly. Otherwise a good example, complete and original with only a small dent in the body. The metal has some ...click for details


Indo Persian Kashkul

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1197456 (stock# I-07-AG)

Indo Persian Kashkul
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$295.00 

A begging bowl used by Sufis, Dervish and other Mendicants who have renounced earthly goods and subsist on charity from the devout, for both their own nourishment as well as for delivering food to the poor. A somewhat boat shaped copper bowl, with an applied foot and suspension chain. The body of the bowl is incised with geometric patterns. Shows muted wear from use and age but in very good condition. Nice patina, Possibly late Qajar Period. Approx. 8" in length and 5.5" in width.


18th/19th Century Indo Persian Girth or Cinch Buckles

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1192422 (stock# C-71-ag)

18th/19th Century Indo Persian Girth or Cinch Buckles
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$245.00 

Crafted during the late 18th or early 19th Century. Hand forged cinch or girth buckles that adorned an important Warrior's or Nobleman's saddle. Iron with silver foil overlay in a traditional Mogul pattern. In very good condition with only slight wear to the silver foil adornment. Dark from oxidation but no pitting. Scarce! 4.25" x 4" & 4.25 x 2.75"


Persian Amulet Case

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 1189085 (stock# I-05-dgb)

Persian Amulet Case
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295.00 

A finely executed example of a silver amulet case, in some regions called Bazu-Band. Worn on the arm by travelers as well as those seeking the additional protection of scripture. The face and side with references to verses from the Quran. The small side rings used to bind the case to the arm or body are very refined . 2.25" in diameter. late 18th - 19th Century, in the reign period called Qajar which extends from 1783-1925.


Antique Indian Architectural carving of Garuda

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1910   item# 1155425 (stock# TI-5-CH)

Antique Indian Architectural carving of Garuda
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In the Hindu Religion, Garuda is son of Kasyapa, the law-minded grandfather of the world and his mother was Vinata. He is the King of the birds and often acts as a messenger between gods and men. He has the head, wings, talons and beak of an eagle and the body and limbs of a man. In many heroic Indian epics, Garuda is the devoted friend of, and carries Vishnu the preserver of the Universe. This fine quality, vintage carving was a part of the wooden diorama in a Hindu Temple. It was preserved ...click for details


British Colonial Era Handcuffs

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 1145828 (stock# TI-22-ag)

British Colonial Era Handcuffs
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An unusual antique restraint in the form of what may be either handcuffs or a design that would allow placing a cuff on the wrist and one on the ankle or perhaps a post. According to the family oral history of the estate from which we acquired the cuffs, these were from west British India, in the region called the Punjab, dating to the late 19th C.. Who used them or how is open to speculation. Both keys are present and appear to be original. Both locks work. There is some surface rust as shown, ...click for details


A Large 18thC Indo-Persian Kard

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1800   item# 1123025 (stock# MI-57-AG)

A Large 18thC Indo-Persian Kard
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695.00 

A well crafted, large Kard with what appears to be a marine ivory hilt. The back of the tang is patterned and inlayed with a border of silver wire and brass squares. The large, well formed blade is pitted on both sides, near where the hilt joins the blade as well as showing some small areas of light pitting on both sides near the tip. The scabbard appears to be ostrich skin and is finished with a steel tip. The ornate scabbard throat has losses on the back side, as shown. Overall size 16", b ...click for details


19th C Silver Betel or Tobacco Box, Ceylon, India

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1900   item# 1044874 (stock# I-001-LA)

 19th C Silver Betel or Tobacco Box, Ceylon, India
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$345.00 

From British Ceylon, (Sri Lanka) an attractive oval silver box with hinged lid. The shape suggests that it may have been intended as a Betel or Tobacco box. The delicate, foliated design further suggests a Moghul influence. With a well crafted hinge and frosted silver interior it is In very good condition with only slight abrasions from use and age. Size, 2.75" x 3.75". 1870-1890.


A Dramatic Silver Bracelet, India

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1980   item# 1036896 (stock# I-011-SP)

A Dramatic Silver Bracelet, India
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$500.00 

With some thought to comfort, this large, dramatic silver bracelet is crafted from sheet silver with incised designs. A wide cuff with ridges across the top, flanked by ends with traditional, reverse incised designs. In excellent condition with patina in the non contact areas. The cuff is 3.25" in height and 3.25" wide with a 2.6" opening. 1965-75


A Silver Sweetmeat Box in the Mughal style, India

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1036893 (stock# I-094-SP)

A Silver Sweetmeat Box in the Mughal style, India
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$975.00 

A sweetmeat box, (Mithaidani) or perhaps a Betel Box, (Pandan) in the elegant style of the Mughal nobility who once ruled India. Crafted with a petal motif surrounding the knob and the familiar melon like shape accented with fine silver beading this box probably once adorned a prosperous womans quarters. While the style is Mughal, we feel that this box was probably made in the late 19th C. A previous Western owner has had the box assayed and marked with .925. The box is in very good conditio ...click for details


18th C Silver Box from British Ceylon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka: Pre 1900   item# 1033520 (stock# I-521-LA)

18th C Silver Box from British Ceylon
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$350.00 

A finely crafted and decorated, rectangular silver box from late 18th C. British Colonial Ceylon, ( modern day Sri Lanka.) With a hinged, fitted lid decorated in a bas relief, traditional floral motif which continues the design on the body of the box. The bottom has in incised version of the general lid design. In very good condition with only normal wear from use and age. 3 and one quarter inches by two and one eighth inches by one and one eighth inches.


Indo-Persian Pesh Kabiz dagger

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1030189 (stock# MI-711-BB)

Indo-Persian Pesh Kabiz dagger
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$295.00 

A type of dagger used in Persia and Northern India, intended to force an opening in chain mail and armor. With a sturdy and well crafted blade with a T back for re enforcement. Wide at the hilt and tapering to a fine point. With a bone hilt adorned with and incised geometric band. The blade has been cleaned and kept sharp by its former owner causing what was probably a corresponding geometric band at the ricasso to be well worn, No rust or damage. Late 19th to early 20th C. Length 13.6", bl ...click for details


Mans Headdress, Naga People India.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1950   item# 1015657 (stock# I-057-jb)

 Mans Headdress, Naga People India.
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$1450.00 

With good age, a Kalyo-Kengu mans headress. The woven cane body is adorned with dyed goat hair, hornbill feathers and boars tusks, all attached with strips of cane. The cane is a bit brittle and the goat hair some what faded with age. The horn bill feathers are unbroken and in good condition. From a Santa Fe collection. Please feel free to call with any inquiry. The helmet body is 7.5" in diameter and the hornbill feathers 18" in length. Mid 20th C.


Leather and Pigment Shield, Naga People India

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1950   item# 1015654 (stock# I-1-jb)

 Leather and Pigment Shield, Naga People India
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$2000.00 

From the Konyak People of Northeast India, a hide shield with pigment designs and dyed goat hair tassels. In very good condition this shield is from a Santa Fe collection. It is constructed of thick leather from the Water Buffalo and ornamented with white kaolin, charcoal and red goat hair tassels. The shield grip is of woven cane and is well patinated from use. The carrying sling, while worn remains in place. There are some scuffs and edge wear but the over all condition is very good. Mid 20th ...click for details


19th C. India, leather powder horn.

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Historical: Pre 1900   item# 998634 (stock# I-03ag)

19th C. India, leather powder horn.
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$275.00 

A somewhat bag shaped, leather powder horn with stirrup shaped, ornate metal suspension ring. The surface is incised with traditional designs and shows traces of the original lacquered surface. The stop is missing. In very good conditon with no seam splits. 8"x3.5". C1850

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