Face coverings were worn for centuries by the women of various nomadic tribal groups of North Africa and the Middle East. This face cover is from the nomadic Harb tribe of Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia. It was purchased by a collector living in the region during the 1960's.
Face coverings were worn for centuries by the women of various nomadic tribal groups of North Africa and the Middle East. This particular mask is from the Harb tribe of Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia. It was purchased by a collector living in the region during the 1960's.
A heavy hammered copper box with domed top, fitted wood interior and applied (overlaid and inlaid) silver decoration. We understand that the Arabic inscription is descriptive of the box's function (for holding cigarettes).
This item was made in Egypt during the first half of the 20th Century...
Bactrian inspired, 20th century design. Solid 18 karat gold ring with beveled edges bordering raised square-round bezel. Face features a diamond-shaped design framing a cross shape. An infinity symbol is engraved inside the ring. A modern ring that is inspired by a late 3rd to early 2nd century BCE design. Size: Approximate ring size 6. Very minor surface wear.
Provenance: Ex-private New York, New York collection.
Iron, with 12 1/8" broad recurved blade. Black wood scale grips secured with three large rivets. Blade with pitting and tool marks.Sharp and in stable condition.
a beautiful silver belt with niello ,each part being stamped with a sliver stamp
old gergian work high quality
a beautiful pair of afghan earrings in gilt silver with glass turquoise beads
This lot includes three copper-washed tin items, two small bowls and vase. The larger bowl has candle remnants on the bottom and a label that reads "Made in..Arab Egypt...washed." The vase has a maker's name that is hard to distinguish along with a production number. On the smaller bowl, the label reads "United Arab Republic GS " along with some Arabic marks. The bowls show copper wear. Please refer to photos.
Persian large oval shape Pottery Tile, 14 1/2" wide, 10 1/2" high, 3/4" depth, hand painted floral decoration under the thick crackling glaze, with normal small glaze frits on the edges, and tight firing hairline kiln imperfection on the bottom no major damage or restoration.
Persian hexagonal shape Pottery large Tile, 13" - 11 1/2" wide, 7/8" depth, heavy weight, hand painted bird design among bouquet of flowers under the thick crackling glaze. One(1) small chip about 1/2" to 3/4" glued together, typical small glaze chips on the edges.
Lovely handcrafted necklace from Turkestan, probably from the Yomut tribe. The silver oval pedant has a nice red center, applied silver decoration and gold overlay. The center red stone (maybe glass) does have a crack seen in the photo. Otherwise this is in excellent condition. The heavy silver chain is about 30 inches long. The hollow pendant is about 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches (not including the bale) and 1/8 inch thick.
Heavy sterling silver plate by Asprey & Company of London with Mid-Eastern possibly Iraq, Saudi Arabia, or Syrian monogram with a crown. Dates mid 20th century, in excellent condition save a few micro abrasians. MEasures 10 inches across
Ca 1950 Three dishes or trays with etched design and beaded rims. Each has a different center design and one has marks both on the front and back. (All are marked on the back.) Some light spotting. 2-3/4" round~ total weight 54.7grams.
A Hand Blown Bottle or Vessel, Islamic
The vase with pronounced rim over a long neck and slender body is flanked by applied handles; the iridescent body is decorated with a band of Islamic characters and framed by thinner bands with a wave design.
Size: 5 ¾” high 2 ½” (from handle to handle)
Condition: Excellent, small deposits of darker color probably due to leaching of sediment when buried
This Middle Eastern miniature painting depicts a surreal hunting scene on the banks of a river, where two large green creatures are surfacing. Two men kneeling on the riverbank appear poised to release small arrows toward the huge heads of the fish. Five more men along the river banks are either chasing or hunting small, deer-like animals. Both the central scene and wide border are brightened by the liberal use of gold leaf, a characteristic of Persian works...
A red clay pipe bowl in the shape of an Ottoman chibouk with metal mounting. Stamped number and round mark "S. Seiler", an Austrian factory trading till 1935. Condition: traces of usage, dish with two small chips, mounting little warped. Dimension: total length 8.5 cm.
Persian Silver Sterling Plate Marked
It is 2 inches (5.2cm) tall by 11.6 inches (29.5cm) wide. It weighs 629 gram.
It is in good condition with no repairs, dents, chips or cracks except surface wears (as seen in the photos).
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Large square black wool shawl embroidered with boteh and geometric pattern in bright blue and red wool yarn. Condition: some thin areas and small holes. Dimension without fringes: 152 cm x 155 cm.