This old Moroccan Islamic brass and silver Koran (Our'an) manuscript case shows traditional Islamic design and has engraved invocations, possibly to Allah and Muhammad on the back panel. Front panel is overlaid with stamped silver (or nickel?) and inlaid with panels of incised camel bone, punctuated with four inlaid, tear-drop-shaped coral cabochons., This case measures 5.25"H x 6.25"W. Very good condition with stones and bone inlay intact. Private NM Collection, EX: T.R...
Ca 1950 Three dishes or trays with etched design and beaded rims. Each has a different center design and one has marks both on the front and back. (All are marked on the back.) Some light spotting. 2-3/4" round~ total weight 54.7grams.
A Hand Blown Bottle or Vessel, Islamic
The vase with pronounced rim over a long neck and slender body is flanked by applied handles; the iridescent body is decorated with a band of Islamic characters and framed by thinner bands with a wave design.
Size: 5 ¾” high 2 ½” (from handle to handle)
Condition: Excellent, small deposits of darker color probably due to leaching of sediment when buried
This Middle Eastern miniature painting depicts a surreal hunting scene on the banks of a river, where two large green creatures are surfacing. Two men kneeling on the riverbank appear poised to release small arrows toward the huge heads of the fish. Five more men along the river banks are either chasing or hunting small, deer-like animals. Both the central scene and wide border are brightened by the liberal use of gold leaf, a characteristic of Persian works...
A red clay pipe bowl in the shape of an Ottoman chibouk with metal mounting. Stamped number and round mark "S. Seiler", an Austrian factory trading till 1935. Condition: traces of usage, dish with two small chips, mounting little warped. Dimension: total length 8.5 cm.
SALE! I'm selling out some old stock. These 14 rings and pendants are made of (low grade) silver, they are inlaid with semi-precious stones like agate, lapis lazuli, turquoise etc. All of them inset with finely carved intaglios. Sizes vary from 3 to 5 cm. Afghanistan, mid 20th century. Original prices from 135 to 225 euros, total over 2200 euros. Now all 14 pieces for 700 euros. Very good opportunity for dealers and collectors!
Persian Silver Sterling Plate Marked
It is 2 inches (5.2cm) tall by 11.6 inches (29.5cm) wide. It weighs 629 gram.
It is in good condition with no repairs, dents, chips or cracks except surface wears (as seen in the photos).
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An oval Persian amulet, made from brown glass, inscribed on one side in Islamic script with a talismanic phrase or invocation to God. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: with few tiny rim frits. Dimension: 53 mm long x 31 mm wide x 1 mm thin.
A pen-box with rounded ends painted with bold colors under varnish. The top decorated with noblemen on horses, the sides with persons at leisure and the "rose and nightingale" theme. The sliding tray and base decorated with flowers in gold on a red ground. With loose metal insert. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: good, please look carefully at the photos being part of condition report. Dimension: 23 cm long x 3.6 cm wide, x 3.4 cm high.
Large square black wool shawl embroidered with boteh and geometric pattern in bright blue and red wool yarn. Condition: some thin areas and small holes. Dimension without fringes: 152 cm x 155 cm.
Vintage original and signed painting of englich jockey, Sir Gordon Richards 1904-1986. Often acclaimed as the worlds greatest jockey and the only one given knighthood. Acrylic/oil on canvas. Signed by artist, Christie. Framed in an oak frame. Dates to about 1960's or 70's. Lovely detail, some minor surface wear. Measures 31" tall by 27" wide. A nice quality piece at a wonderful value. Purchased in England about 10 years ago...
This beautiful Greek Icon came from a Greek store in San Francisco that was going out of business after many decades. It is still in the protective bag they had it in so it has never been exposed. It is a silvered metal front, the images of Mary and the child are on printed paper. It is on a composition wood back that is about 3/4" thick. It is 5 3/4" wide, 7 1/2" tall. An elegant piece.
This lovely icon came from old stock in a Greek shop that was going out of business in San Francisco. It is still in a store package and has never been exposed. It is about 7 1/" tall, on a composition wood back3/4" thick. The front is silvered metal, the face images are on printed paper. It is the Annunciation.Back label gives origin and a date of 1964. Not positive that this is the year of production, it is at least 35 years old.
Hand knotted yoruk rug with two bands of decoration bordered by rust and black bands. c1920. It measures 104 cm by 85 cm.
Hand knoted persian rug made of wool. Dark blue against a pale rose ground makes this an eye catching piece. The central medallion is bordered with a pale green. The border has floral scrolling band between bands with parallelograms in blue, green, and rose pink. Staines
and wear in central area. It measures 7'7" by 5'7"
Beautiful Persian hand knotted rug with dark blue and rose coloration with vibrant orange highlights, early 20th century. It measures 10'4" by 4'9".
Hand knotted kashkaie rug made of wool. It has a beautiful design of bands with large medallions interspersed with bands of small rectalinear medallions (c1950) It measures 6'2" by 8'7".
Vintage Kazak style hand knotted wool rug with central red hexagonal medallion on a blue ground with a cream colored border c1950. It measures 6'8" by 8'7".