A clear glass rosewater sprinkler with a flaring foot enamelled with roses. Height: 30.0cm. 19th cent.
Some very slight enamel losses. No other faults.
Near East, Persia / Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Ca 17th to 18th century CE. Large and very colorful glazed pottery tile in a vibrant floral pattern in green, light blue, deep blue and white. Set into modern frame. Repaired from two pieces. 9-1/2" square.
PROVENANCE: Ex-Sarkisian Gallery, Denver, CO.
A large carved bone example having a well carved head and face, depicted with a fashionable hairdo, pierced ears and wearing an ancient solid gold loop earring in his left ear. Overall mellow surface patina with areas of mineral deposits. Ancient loss to the tip of the right foot, otherwise intact, exc. condition Ca. 3rd century A.D.
Ex. private NYC collection, acquired from Harmer Rooke Galleries, NYC., 1980s.
A rare and very attractive reticulated plate dating from the 19th century. The contrast between the navy blue glaze and the Turkish blue glaze creates a sublime sight enhanced by the intricate carved and hand painted floral motifs. The back of the plate bears marks in arabic...
Northwestern Iran, Ca 1200 to 800 BCE. Long sword in thin tapered form, blade still very sharp, with broad "blood" ridge down center and oval depression at the end of the blade on each side, long insertion tang. 17-3/8" L. Small loss at end of insertion tang, lightly cleaned to show patina.
Provenance: Ex H. Berk collection, Chicago, IL
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5 middle east glass bracelets ca 13th-14th century AD
some chips due to material and age
A rare, vibrant and beautiful Islamic Nishapur glazed bowl, dating to approximately 900 AD.
Lavishly decorated, constructed from pale earthenware, standing on a circular flat foot and with steep walls. At the centre of the bowl stands a bird, likely a pigeon, its wings tucked in towards the body and its legs grasping at the walls of the vessel. Short lines of Arabic script and abstract patterns painted in black, green and yellow also adorn the scene...
Very nice small handcrafted antique 19th century Koran box made of a silver bronze (or brass?) material with black niello enamel and applied metal decoration and gold overlay. The lid is hinged at the top – the hinge pin has corroded and needs to be replaced. Measures about 2-3/4 x 1-7/8 x 3/8 inches. Definitely from the Middle-East and possibly Persian in origin. Great old piece
A wooden tablet with Arabic script written in white ink. These boards were and are still used in some Islamic countries for exercising writing and memorizing the Quranic verses. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 38 cm high x 14.8 cm wide x 0.8 cm deep.
This fabulous display piece measures 14 inches in diameter and dates to the 15/16 century. It appears to have been excavated and restored. It looks like this was repaired a long time ago. Repairs for something this large and old are not unusual.
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An attractive brass Cairoware tray profusely inlaid in silver and copper with koranic inscriptions around the rim and an unusual interlaced floral and figurative design suggesting western Arts and Crafts influence. Diameter: 33.5 cm. c.1900.
Original Persian Colour Drawing on Large Shell, Subject: royal Hunting.Circa 18th ~19th C. 6" X 6"
A pair of Ottoman silver alloy coffee cup holders decorated with flowers, a house and a ship. Unmarked. Condition: few traces of usage. Please look at pictures carefully being part of condition report. Dimension: diameter 6.2 cm, 5.3 cm high.
A large one-piece steel belt buckle, the front side decorated with flowers and tendrils in gold, the reverse with stripes in silver. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 11.3 cm long x 6.7 cm wide.
30.5" x 35.5" very good condition, no significant problems, sturdy, some discoloration and fading. Provenance Marla Mallet. The Afshar were one of the main Persian tribes are among the most scattered of the Turkic peoples, but still recognizable in Azerbaijan and Khamseh in the North-west, Khorassan in the north east, KErman in the south, and still within their ancient homelands of Khuzestan...
Ca. 200 - 300
Carved from gray schist and retaining most of the neck, this head appears to have once been part of a larger relief carving. The back of the head was probably attached to a larger stone background and was later chiseled off. The hair is wavy and the lips are bow shaped. There are no apparent cracks or repairs to the stone, but the lower left ear shows some small loss. Acquired in 1980 from the estate of a history professor who who traveled extensively and collected antiques...
Although easily mistaken for a vase, this vessel is a type of ewer called a “surai” in the Islamic world. A masterpiece of north Indian, Mughal (1526-1858) metal ware, this silvered brass surai is from the Rajasthan area, circa 1700. Surai are traditionally water pouring vessels used for hand and foot washing before Muslim prayers or when greeting an honored guest in one’s home. However, certain Mughal surai were used for serving wine...
Clearly for a wealthy family, this small lamp was meant to be used as a personal light. The cat like figure has a filler hole between the ears, good weight (important for stability) and is silver in color, but exact metal content is not known...He/she is charming...4 inches x 3.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep...