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.
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 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...
This bronze cast votive candle holder is embossed with high relief Indian patterns. The relief designs are a warm gold color set against a dark brown ground. They copiously overlay the holder, giving the religious object a tactile feel...
This tile is a bright polychromed copy, reputedly from Islamic architecture. The mosaic pattern is similar to faience tiles of the Blue Mosque in Tabriz, Iran. This particular tile has a deep blue ground with gold arabesque mosaic symmetrical repetitive pseudo-floral pattern. While far from a copy of the Tabriz faience mosaic panels, this tile does exhibit the profusion of ornamentation including the ogee arch arabesque surrounding the centered square mason's script design...
This Persian Kashi-Kari (Tile Work) is bright green with polychromed enamel in high detail. There is a symmetrical floral arabesque pattern around a circular calligraphic inscription. The two additional colors used are ivory and bright orange. The bright orange color was first used on Persian tiles during the Qajar Dynasty (1795-1925). Centered within the floral arabesque is a graceful calligraphic inscription. The tile appears to be an enameled plaster cast on wood...
Moroccan brass camel bone bellows with inset camel bone on wood, with copper and embossed white brass trim. The leather is in good condition, and the bellows work efficiently despite their petite size. Measuring 12.5" long by X 4.5" wide and weighing about 3 pounds, these will make a unique statement at your fireplace or hearth.
This Ghee lamp is an elaborate devotional altar piece to the Hindu deity, Shiva. The bronze object incorporates Shiva's vehicle, Nandi the Bull, to hold the religious apparatus and Naga (Sanskrit for serpent) to balance the bowl above the Shiva Symbol. Shiva is in his most common aniconic symbol, the Lingham stone (phallus). The bowl, a three piece construction, probably held clarified cow butter for burning offerings to Shiva...
Box with fitted lid inlaid inside and out with intricate 6 point star pattern on bronze with blue, red, black, and white. Bordered with bone. Overall great condition with slight wear and fading at base. Measures 6.5" l x 4.25" w x 1.5" h
This bronze panch patra was fabricated in Western India, probably in the state of Maharashtra, during the 19th Century.[147A] Embossed decorations of typical Indian floral and foliate designs are finely chiseled, encircling the top and bottom of the bronze cup between rows of concentric lines crafted by hammer and punch work.[144B] Panch patra are used in religious rituals in offering water to idols...
Ancient Style Glass Vessel
A vessel with cobalt blue body, applied strap handles and round medallions is hand blown. The medallions have a design in relief that is not identifiable due to wear. The interior and parts of the exterior have mineral deposits. This vessel possible is of the period
Size: 5 ¾” high
A Green Glass Cruet, Middle Eastern, Possible Age
The hand-blown vessel with bulbous body has a long neck with a flared rim that is pinched to form a spout. The body has an applied zigzag glass decoration along with a delicate strap handle. The body has classification that may be from age or intentional.
Size: 4 ¾: high
Beautiful hand decorated Black Glazed porcelain. Greek cosmetic pot. This piece is 3" wide, about 1 1/2" tall. It depicts a Greek Aphrodite, being served by her servant. Faint bottom mark. Brilliant overglaze decoration, lots of pure gold overglaze. Some of the gold overglaze banding on the side is worn, but the piece is otherwise in excellent condition. This company in Greece makes top quality cosmetic jars. This one is several decades old.
This fabulous, signed pottery vase is 16" high and 5" in diameter. Condition is excellent.
An Enameled Hand Blown Glass Vessel, Persian
The flared neck over a bulbous body with applied glass handle is decorated with a pair of enameled bands of Arabic script in blue, gold and iron red. The interior is covered with sediment which makes it difficult to determine its age.
Size: 5 ½” high
Condition: Good, repair to body and probably lacking one handle
Iznik Style Bottle Vase, Turkey, 20th century
The molded body in a hookah form is hand decorated in stylized carnations and geometric bands in cobalt blue and greens on a white ground. The top is surmounted by a domed shaped lid; however it may be used as a vase without the lid and still proportionately pleasing. The verso is unmarked and we are unsure of its age.
Size: 14 ½” high, 7” wide
Condition: excellent with normal wear on bottom
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".
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.