A brocade in gold wrapped silk threads with flower heads. From a Swiss gentleman's study collection, mainly comprising Persian textiles. Condition: faded, some wear and thin areas. Please look at photos carefully, being part of condition report. Dimension: c. 40 cm x 30 cm.
A hexagonal miniature table brass box, decorated with interlacing patterns, tendrils and Islamic calligraphy inscriptions, inlaid in silver and copper. With hinged lid and a small locking clasp, the interior with wood lining, mother-of-pearl and bone inlays. Condition: bottom of the lining lost. Dimension: 20.5 cm high.
From Tell Brak in what is now Syria, Middle Uruk period, 4th millennium BCE. This is an alabaster idol dominated by huge, staring, incised eyes; the body is bell-shaped. The the thin plaque has a pinkish hue and is translucent in a bright light. Tell Brak was a major Mesopotamian city in northeastern Syria, located on a trade route from the Tigris river valley north to Anatolia and the Mediterranean...
This is an absolutely incredible three piece matching set of Persian battle armor; Contains one helmet, one battle axe, and one shield. The helmet, or "Khulah-Kud", bears a tall, pointed finial; Gilt filigree outlining the intricate incised designs of floral motifs and birds; Arabic characters line the bottom edges of the helmet. The large, round "Dhal" shield is ornately decorated with engraved floral motifs outlined in gold; Arabic lettering adorns the outer edges; Old cloth lining...
A cover composed of several pieces, lined with green fabric. Blue ground with brocaded boteh pattern in metal wrapped threads. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: wear - mostly only the yellow silk core left. Short parts of selvages undone, one small mend, two small holes, few thin areas . Dimension: 92 cm x 125 cm.
Antique India natural hardwood bowl, used for mixing up flour dough for making flatbreads like pita. Very rustic and charming, heavy hardwood. Unusual shape almost like a turtle.
Size: 20" L x 17" D x 3" H
Antique Caucasian wool rug, hand-knotted in geometric pattern design. Dates from the early 20th century.
Size: 3'7" x 5'9"
Three length of woven silk fabric sewn together, backed with a yellow figured textile. Showing rows of flower bouquets in the Savafid style. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: one hole (see pic. 9) and few thin areas and slits, backing with a hole and some staining. Dimension: 205 cm x 138 cm.
A wood pen box with polychrome and little gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top is showing a man with a turban on his head, the sides decorated with reclining animals. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of usage, wear, shrinking cracks, lacquer with losses (please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report). Dimension: c. 13.2 cm x 2.6 cm x 2.6 cm.
A small box made of wood or papier-maché with hinged lid. Painted decoration under a lacquered varnish, showing the rose and nightingale motif "gul-u-bulbul". Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of usage, the varnish is very glossy, lid slightly bent (please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report). Dimension: c. 11.7 cm x 4.4 cm x 2.5 cm.
An Ottoman scribe's traveling pen box, divit (davat), the cast brass body
profusely decorated with figures enjoying a party. Probably from Turkey, 19 th century.
Approximately 19.3cm long.
Please study the photographs.
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A beautiful turquoise blue oil lamp from the Persian Nishapur pottery tradition, dating from the 9th to 12th century...
A very attractive Persian sgraffito splashware bowl dating from the 10th century. This kind of pottery was made as an imitation of Chinese Tang dynasty sancai ware...
Rectangular shaped fragment of a Persian miniature painted on an ivory plate representing horsemen hunting deer. The plate is affixed on a green velvet fabric and framed under glass. The frame itself is made of a fine wood and mother-of-pearl marquetry. Height of the miniature: 10,2 cm. Total height of the frame: 16,5 cm. Tiny old restoration on top of the frame, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: Auction sale by Primardeco in Toulouse, october 3rd 2012.
A small box with hinged lid made of silver alloy (silver tested) with a small stone pendant. Condition: some traces of usage, few rims slightly bent. Dimension: 8 cm x 6 cm x 2.4 cm.
An antique Maroccan Jambiya Islamic KOUMMIYA Dagger with original sheath and inlay work. Used condition. Size: 15.5" ( 39 cm. )
A Qajar steel penbox with etched and gilt design. The top decorated with two noblemen and a mother with baby among flower scrolls. The sides depicting hunting scenes and figures at leisure. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of usage, some wear to gilding, interior with some oxydation (please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report). Dimension: c. 22.3 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.4 cm.
A Qajar papier-mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top painted with a central medallion of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, the sides decorated with portrait roundels of young women and the rose and nightingale motif (gul-u-bulbul), against a transparent green lacquer on metal foil ground. The base and the sides of the sliding tray with flower scrolls in gold on a red ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland...