Middle East, Ca. 7-9th Century AD. Beauty in compactness! Miniature ancient glass vessel sits on raised glass base, body and handles form traditional Greek amphora shape. Painted blue glass zigzag pattern applied across middle of amphora and is in stark and beautiful contrast to the black glass. Custom museum quality stand.
Condition: Surface wear
Provenance: Ex-prominent New York City, NY Collection
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Nice old Qasghai (Iranian tribal) wool rug all vegetable dyes- some worn areas but in overall good condition. Very supple and shiny wool. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. L: 142cm/155in and W: 109cm/42in.
Measuring 7" high, and approximately 4" at the widest point of the body, this ceramic jar dates to the 17th century of the Safavid Empire, which was located in what is now Iran.
The glaze is very heavy and is decorated with underglaze blue, and has areas of greenish tint, seen primarily at the shoulder and on the bottom. there are areas where brown pigments are visible in the glaze, also visible in photos. The blue decoration depicts arabesque forms with linear and foliate designs...
A gauzy ivory white silk fabric brocaded with leaves in gold wrapped thread. Condition: fine. Dimension: 108 cm x 36 cm.
The base fabric is a coarse weave (maybe linen) with a decorative weft. Both ends with two-faced embroidery in gold-wrapped thread in Turkish baroque style. Condition: fine, only little patina. Dimension without fringes: 113 cm x 49 cm.
Persian bronze bowl, from 17th century Safavid era, inscribed in a band on upper side of exterior are names of 12 Shia Imam in Arabic. Size; Diameter of bowl is 8 inches, condition is consistent with age.
Pesh-kabz, circa 1870-1880s, sterling silver ram's head pommel, bone grip inlaid with copper, fine gold inlay on blade, watered steel blade with armor-piercing cross section; 11" l (blade), 17" l (overall). Provenance: From the unreserved Vincent J. Vabri Edged Weapon Collection.
A pair brass vases with handles, engraved with slightly different decoration of interlacing patterns, arabesques and Islamic calligraphy, one with fishes. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension height: 21.1 cm, weight: 1'180 g.
A quite large Ottoman hand mirror with geometric pattern, made of wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl, bone and horn. Mirrors had in the Islamic world a talsimanic purpose. Condition: the mirror glass was replaced, some inlays missing. Dimension: diameter: 19.2 cm, total length: 32.4 cm
18th-19th c Near Eastern large and Heavy Copper serving Tray , having chased designs and tin wash, size 15.5" Diameter
Hand carved heavy old wooden Quran (aka Koran) Muslin book reader out of Middle East, Central Asia. Reader folds flat when not in use and has extra arm separator for storage of additional pages.
Good patina, some wear marks as expected in an item of this age
Antique Ottoman Islamic Prayer Mat.....
Burgundy color Velvet ground decorated with gold metal thread embroidery.....
Dating from 19th century.....
General signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Nap to velvet has been rubbed away with age mainly in Mehrab panel. Good antique patina to metal embroidery.....
SIZE: 49" x 36" 124 cm x 91 cm.
Superb Quality Authentic Antique, Medieval Islamic, cast bronze oil lamp,. Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks, Period 12th. Century A.D. (6th century AH “Hijri”).
The body, of pear shape, on a spreading round stepped pedestal, decorated on the center with finely hand chased medallions depicting a winged mythical beast, "harpy", with a crowned woman's head and bird's body; the face with fine features; the body rounded with peltoid tail ...
Authentic antique Medieval Islamic cast bronze Double-Wicked oil lamp. Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks Period 12th. Century A.D. (6th century AH “Hijri”)
The rounded body on a spreading trumpet foot with two spreading spouts project from the front, the handle formed as a loop with integral bird perched above; surmounted by the hinged domed lid...
Authentic antique Medieval Islamic cast bronze oil lamp, Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks Period 12th Century A.D...
Antique early 18th century, Islamic Persian Safavid Dynasty Turquoise glazed ceramic Hookah base of classical bell-shaped form with tubular neck and flanged lip and collar.
HEIGHT: 26.5 cm (10 3/8 in).
CONDITION: showing the age and usage patina, in good condition, considering its age of more than 200 years, with no restorations or repairs.
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Measuring 4 3/4" (12cm) high, this Mamluk revival censor contains a removable insert, and is inlaid with silver and copper, with incised designs over the surface of the brass.
The inlay is heavy, and is in high relief, with no losses, though the silver has some tarnish. Has some wear and minor dents from usage, but in good condition with nice patina. A rare form, this censer dates to the 19th century.
A pot made of copper with gilding inlaid with silver and copper, decorated with interlacing patterns, tendrils and Islamic calligraphy inscriptions in cartouches. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension diameter: c. 19 cm, height: 15.8 cm, weight: 918 g.