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 PERSIAN PICTORAL RUG from a Maryland USA Estate..... suburb of Washington, DC. Size is 37" X 62"; date this Rug ca. 1950s in EXCELLENT Condition. Finely Hand Knotted ISPHAHAN Carpet. Fifteen Hundred or Best Offer
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
Turkish Anatolian carved copper tray. The central medallion features a star of David surrounded by two concentric circles of carved chains. There are 9 medallions alternating with semi medallions and endless knots. There is some brass melded to the copper visible from the back, and to a lesser extent, the front. It measures 21" by .75", and weighs 8 lbs.
Description: Wonderful pair of Persian silver cup holder with swirling floral filigree design, decorated handle, 3 1/5" in height and e 1/8" in diameter.
It weights 5.15 TOZ, from mid 20th century and in good condition.
Description: Striking and finely executed hand made silver bowl exhibiting 16 different scenes, just on the bowl. Consisting of two section each
elaborately decorated with hand chiseled fantastic figures. The bowl engraved with poem from wold famous poet Hafez. The artist has gone to
great length rendering such a remarkable work of art. Craftsmanship is very delicate and the base has silver mark and bears the engraved artist
Elaborately decorated brass tea tin or canister. Carving appears to be of Egyptian origin, it has seven panels of Arabic Calligraphy. The top rim is encircled by seven carved animals. The lid has concentric circles of designs of diagonal bars, braids and diamonds with a crescent moon finial. The hinge is fairly primitive, but is in good working order...
Afshar Persian rug with simple diagonal bands in pink, blue, and, white, from Iran, hand knotted wool. Age early 20th. century. It measures 60" by 81".
Pair of Old (1930's) Persian Silver Spill Vases
Each is5.4 inches (14 cm) tall by 1.7 inches (4.6 cm) wide. The total weight is 3.47 oz.
It is in good condition with no repairs, chips or cracks, except one vase has a slightly bent foot.
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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...
The basic fabric is a muslin-like plain weave. The ends embroidered in pastel colored silk and metal wrapped thread. The decoration is identical on both surfaces. Condition: little patina, one stain, few loose threads. Dimension: 80 cm x 42 cm.
Persian Afshar hand knotted wool rug. The Afshar were a preeminent nomad tribe who crafted high quality rugs. The three stepped medallions in the center is one of their typical designs. The center ground is a dark blue spotted with flowers surrounding the three cream colored medallions that are stepped in red, Age early 20th century. It measures 82" by 58"
Lovely handcrafted necklace from Turkestan, probably from the Yomut tribe. The silver oval pedant has a nice red center, applied silver decoration and gold overlay. The center red stone (maybe glass) does have a crack seen in the photo. Otherwise this is in excellent condition. The heavy silver chain is about 30 inches long. The hollow pendant is about 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches (not including the bale) and 1/8 inch thick.
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
Blown cobalt blue glass vase caged in silver metal. It has arched doorway shaped cutouts that the glass bulges from. Measuring 6" tall, by 3" across and weighs 10 ounces.
Vintage Kazak hand-knoted wool rug with red and cream colored medallions on blue ground. The center is dominated by a striking blue and red design, the border complements the center with more light colors. Second half of the 20th century. It measures 84" by 68".
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 man's beaded hat aka skullcap is typical of the Pashtun people in the region of Southern Afganistan. Because of the extensive beading pattern, it is rather stiff and heavy.
Presumably, the interior layer of fabric was from pieced of fabric from other garments.