Cylindrical container made of brass with a close fitting domed cover. With engraved decoration in horizontal bands, the widest with six medallions each containing a bust portrait. Its function is not obvious, maybe an ink pot (davat) or a container for tobacco or spices. Inside with ink residue. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: very good, few tiny dents. Dimension: 7.5 cm high, diameter: 4.1 cm, weight: 86 g.
With dark Patina of slight tapering form on a plain base. With engraved decoration of cartouches containing calligraphy or lattice motifs. Interior decorated with central circles. Condition: fine, walls with three tiny thin areas. Dimension: diameter: 12.8 cm 15.7 cm Long, weight: 258 g.
Cylindrical container made of brass with a domed cover and decorated base both close fitting. With engraved decoration in horizontal bands, the widest with eight medallions each containing a figure at leisure. Its function is not obvious, maybe an ink pot (davat) or a container for tobacco or spices. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: good, few tiny dents. Dimension: 7.5 cm high, diameter: 4.2 cm, weight: 80 g.
Cylindrical container made of brass with a domed cover and punched base both close fitting. With engraved decoration in horizontal bands, the widest with six medallions each containing a figure at leisure. Its function is not obvious, maybe an ink pot (davat) or a container for tobacco or spices. Base with collector's no. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: good, few tiny dents. Dimension: 10.1 cm high, diameter: 4.9 cm, weight: 130 g.
A square central tile decorated with blue, black and white under a clear glaze. A star-shaped panel containing a flower head. With metal suspension bracket. Provenance: from an old Swiss collection. Condition: borders with chipping. Dimension: 22 cm x 22 cm x 2.5 cm, weight: 1600 g.
Bound in leather with both Quran and other texts and charts. This book probably served as a Talisman. It dates from the 18th to early 19th century and was probably made in the Sousse Valley. It has several different hand writings and beautiful calligraphy. Dimensions: 9,5 x 12 cm. Good condition with appropriate age wear. The leather binding could be a later addition.
Fine Persian miniature painting, depicting Safavid King and prince hunting demons, Safavid was a Persian dynasty ruling 1500-1750 AD, this is, most likely, an illuminated page from a 19th century book, gilt borders and gilt painting. Size; The page is 6.5" x 4", housed in a 11.5" x 9" very fine wood frame. Condition Report; Both painting and frame are in good condition, of course frame itself is not very old.
Early to mid 20th century silver necklace with an engraved talisman box (doesn't open), adorned with bells. Weight 188 gr. Length of the necklace 68 cm. Size of the box: 4,5 x 5 cm.
Good condition, lovely wear and patina. Weight 287 gr. Diameter outside 7,5 cm , inside 5,5 cm. Early 20th century.
Safavid Dynasty. (1502–1736) Persian dynasty. It was founded by Isma'il I, who, by converting his people from Sunnite to Shi'ite Islam and adopting the
trappings of Persian monarchy, planted the seeds of a unique national and religious identity. He captured Tabriz from the Ak Koyunlu and became shah of
Azerbaijan (1501) and Persia (1502). 'Abbas I (r. 1588–1629) brought the dynasty to its peak; his capital, Isfahan, was the center of Safavid architectural achievement...
Antique Afshar style persian hand knotted rug. Bright pinks dominate the design with accents of orange, white, brown, and other colors. THere is a large central medallion and an intricate border. It measures 8'2' by 4'4". Early 20th century.
Antique Afshar rug from the early 20th century, circa 1910. Hand knotted from blue and red wools. The border has a maroon pattern on a blue ground. It measures 10'6" by 5'.
Antique Chobi hand knotted wool rug. The rug has very dramatic blues and yellows accented with pale green and red. The design is centered around an X shaped from the center. it measures 7'1" by 8'10".
Antique Qashqai hand woven wool kilim. The Qashqai people weave distinctive kilims (rug like woven textile). Qashqai rugs typically have bright colors woven into designs of diamond shaped medallions. It has bright oranges and pinks on brown and white. Dates from the mid 20th century. It measures 12'5" by 4'10".
Antique kazak style middle rug made from wool, hand knotted. Typical kazak style colors of red, blue and yellow with accents of green and other colors. The central medallion is blue and flanked by scrolling yellow vines outlined in pale green. Dates from late 20th century. It measures 10'11" by 7'7".
Antique Belouch persian rug, hand knotted from wool. The dark reds and coral colors are very striking. The rug has stag like animals in varying colors along the sides. There is a small orange animal climbing a column on one of the registers. It measures 3'10" wide by 7' long.
Antiquq Persian Afshar style rug hand knotted from wool.The Afshar were a preeminent nomad tribe who crafted high quality rugs. The two stepped medallions in the center is one of their typical designs. It measures 6'5" by 4'4".
Antique hand knotted wool kazak style rug. The rug has a cream colored ground with a central red medallion that has pairs of arrow-like lines crossing through it. It is flanked by a blue and red bordered medallion on each side. The ground is decorated with flowers and other small ornaments...