This late 20th century Persian style painting of a town scene was hand painted on an antique manuscript paper. It is 11 ¾” long and 8 ¼” wide. There are a few tears and small holes due to the age of the paper.
Antique Bijar rug with nice colors including a light blue, 1920's.
Size: 51 1/2" wide x 77" long
Vintage Brazier or Censer likely a reproduction of an earlier design. At first glance, the overall design appears to be Qajar Persian with the typical themes of birds and deer. However, it is marked with the name of the manufacturer and "made in Greece". The design is subtly carved with pierced areas which will let light through if a candle is burned within. The inside seems to be painted gold, perhaps to enhance reflectivity. This has water marks inside from previous use as a planter...
This brass Moroccan star tray has a traditional Berber design, and appears to have several dimensions of stars and foliate textures carved into it. With a classic Islamic thirteen pointed star, which points end at indentations for tea or coffee cups or glasses. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 28"across by 22" tall, and weighing nine pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy...
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blues, green, yellow, pink, brown and grey on a white background and decorated with two birds, possibly Phoenixes. The remaining background is filled in with a classic Qajar floral design. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. A little roughness in the glaze at the top rim. Approximately 12 inches high and 9 inches in diameter. Weight is 4.5 pounds.
This This Moroccan Jambiya (Koumiya) features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 15" long and weighing a little under a pound, the handle and sheath are encased with with embossed silver metal. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.
This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
This is a GREAT PERSIAN PRAYER RUG. This BEAUTIFUL HAND~WOVEN RUG is from QUM and measures 4'7" x 7'. Designed with Woven Flowers and the TREE of LIFE and VASE Motif. This RUG is tightly Woven, All Wool, and in MINT CONDITION circa third 1/4 of the 20th Century. From a Maryland Estate of First~Rate CARPETS & ARTWORK.
An unusual set of three Persian silver salts or salt cellars cast in the form of a long tailed bird with punched and incised decoration. The heads screwed to the body of the bird. Some variation in the design of the three. One of the group stamped with three marks in Farsi, probably indicating the names of the Silversmith, City and fineness of the Silver, 840...
Egyptian folding backgammon board Inlaid with mother of pearl, bone, wood, blue and red stone. Checker board outside with squares and roundels. Bordered with squares inlaid with 8 point stars and rectangles inlaid with triangles. The interior features a inlaid backgammon board, excellent condition. Measures 20.75" w X 21.25" l (open) X 3.75"h (closed).
Traditional Ottoman copper water jug with kashkul (beggars bowl) shaped top. Early 20th century. Lots of etched detailing and applied work. 15" high by 7" across, and 9" wide weighing 1 1/4 lbs.